Taylor Trembly, 25, of North Platte, was convicted Monday of flight to avoid arrest and sentenced to nearly a year in jail. Trembly ran on his motorcycle from North Platte Police in August and ended up crashing near Philip and Welch. He suffered cuts and bruises and wore a neck brace when he first appeared in court a few days later.
Trembly was initially charged with a series of crimes, including willful reckless driving, resisting an officer, possession of a controlled substance and driving under suspension, but several charges were dropped in a plea deal with the Lincoln County Attorney’s office.
Trembly was found guilty of flight to avoid arrest and possession of methamphetamine.
Before sentencing, Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling asked for penitentiary time.
Defense attorney Martin Troshynski admitted that his client has a rather long record, but said he had not been charged with any major crimes and asked for county jail time.
Lincoln County District Judge Donald Rowlands agreed with the defense. He sentenced Trembly to 360 days in the county jail, with credit for 178 days served.
“It is true your record is extensive but with no major offenses,” Rowlands said. “However, you have now used up all your chances with the county and if you are back here again it will result in penitentiary time.”
Trembly’s driver’s license will be revoked for two years, beginning at the end of his sentence.
Other convictions and sentences handed down Monday:
Erik Bryan, 29, of North Platte, was convicted of attempted possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 90 days, with 37 days credit for time he has already served.
Bryan pled guilty to the charge.
David Terry Jr., 26, was convicted of possession of steroids and sentenced to 200 days in the county jail. He will get credit for 22 days.
Before Terry was sentenced, Chief Deputy Lincoln County Attorney Tanya Roberts-Connick asked for penitentiary time. She said Terry was in a halfway house when he was caught and he had a history of drinking and using mushrooms.
“He shows great disregard for being on probation and has warrants in Sarpy County too,” Connick said.
Defense attorney Russ Jones argued that none of Terry’s offenses are that serious and asked for county jail time.
Aaron Bosveld, 32, of North Platte, was convicted of an amended charge of misdemeanor theft.
Bosveld was sentenced to six months probation and ordered topay restitution of $1,071 to the McDonald’s restaurant at Love’s truck stop.
Bosveld pled guilty to the charge.
Stephanie Lopez, 26, of North Platte convicted of third-offense theft and was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail. She will get credit for 23 days served.
Lopez pled no contest to the charge.
Lopez, who has 10 arrests in the last two years, spent a few days in jail for trespassing and didn’t even get out of the jail parking lot before she stole a purse from a car belonging to someone at the jail to pick up someone else, prosecutors said.
Daniel Smith, 35, of North Platte, was convicted of an amended charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Smith was sentenced to time served (54 days) and released. Smith pled guilty to the charge.
Originally, Smith was charged with sexual assault of a child, but defense attorney Robert Lindemeier said Smith had gotten quite drunk and sent a text to a 15-year-old girl.
Lindemeier said right after he sent it, Smith called the girl to apologize and told her not to read the message and delete it.
Apparently the girl read it anyway and charges were pressed.
Robb Eacker, 46, of North Platte, will spend 4-6 years in the Nebraska State Penitentiary on a conviction for 4th offense driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under suspension. Eacker pled guilty to the charges on Oct. 8.
At that time, Lincoln County District Judge Richard Birch ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Probation was not recommended when the investigation was over.
Eacker was convicted of attempted sexual assault in August 1996 and served two years in the penitentiary. He is a lifetime registered sex offender.
According to Buffalo County court records, Eacker was convicted in July 2011 of theft in Buffalo County for giving away 34 truckloads of milled asphalt to residents in Buffalo County.
It took a jury about a half-hour to reach the guilty verdict.
According to the Buffalo County Court, Eacker was living in Broken Bow at the time and working for Vontz Paving Inc. of Hastings. He was a milling foreman on the Nebraska Highway 10 project. The trucks of milled asphalt that he gave away were intended to be stockpiled north of Buffalo County for use on same project south of Pleasanton. The millings that Eacker gave away were valued at around $10,200.
After a pre-sentence investigation, Eacker was sentenced to a year in the Buffalo County jail. He was also sentenced to one year at the same time for failing to register as a sex offender. The sentences ran concurrently.
Irvin Caylor, 38, of North Platte, was convicted of second-offense domestic assault and resisting an officer. Caylor was sentenced to 180 days jail with credit for 40 days.
Another charge of strangulation was dismissed.
Yolanda Conerly, 48, was convicted of attempted possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 90 days in the county jail with credit for 51 days served. A charge of trespassing was dropped.
Conerly pled guilty to the reduced charge.
Linda Goldsmith, 24, on North Platte, was convicted of theft and sentenced to a year of probation. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $2,370.39 to Casey’s General Store. Goldsmith pled guilty to the charge.