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Reynaldo Perez
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Jamie D. Perez
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Jacque L. Little
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Timothy C. Dike
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Clarence E. Alspaugh

Three men and two women were busted Thursday, charged with methamphetamine possession.

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Two of the suspects are also charged with possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture of deliver, which is another felony.

The busts were part of an ongoing drug investigation by the state patrol, police and sheriff’s officers, working together as the cooperative drug enforcement (CODE) task force.

The circumstances of the arrests were not disclosed so as not to compromise the continuing investigation, a Nebraska State Patrol spokesman said.

All five suspects are charged with possession of amphetamine.

Arrested were:

 

Reynaldo Perez, 33

In addition to being charged with possession of meth, Reynaldo Perez was also charged with possession of a weapon, a second felony. His bond is set at $100,000.

Perez has been jailed twice this year in Lincoln County and held briefly on Keith County charges, according to sheriff’s records.  

 

Jamie Danielle Perez, 30

In addition to the meth possession charge, Jamie Perez was charged with possession of a weapon by a felon because of a previous drug conviction. This time, she is also charged with possession of a weapon while in possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver, and she is held on a $100,000 bond.

Jamie Perez spent 15 days in December in the Lincoln County jail for several counts of failure to appear. Her sentence covered fines for failure to appear, according to sheriff’s records.

A year ago on June 18, Perez was charged with burglary. She served 41 days in the Lincoln County jail.

 

Jacque L. Little, 28

Little was also charged with possession of narcotic equipment and an unspecified illegal drug without a prescription. She is held on a $15,000 bond.

In 2005, Little was sentenced to two years probation for her role in breaking into the North Platte Pawn Shop and stealing a gun on Aug. 16, 2003.

 

Timothy C. Dike, 18

Dike is charged with four crimes – possession of amphetamine, shoplifting, criminal mischief and disturbing the peace. Each charge carries a $15,000 bond.

Earlier this year, Dike served 52 days in the Lincoln County jail for probation violation. He was released in March. On June 13, Dike was back in trouble, charged with disturbing the peace and criminal mischief.

 

Clarence E. Alspaugh, 28

Alspaugh is charged with possession of amphetamine and held on a $15,000 bond.

He was just released from jail on July 2, after serving 104 days for resisting, obstruction, forgery, domestic assault and contempt of court.

Those charges came about after a patrol officer saw him on foot on March 20 and tried to arrest him on another charge. Alspaugh ran away near Washington Elementary school and the school was locked down as a precaution. Backups were called and after a 20 minute search he was found hiding under a car, police investigator John Deal said.

The next day, Alspaugh was highly combative when he appeared in court from the jail’s video arraignment room. He cussed at Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull. With the conversation deteriorating, Turnbull told officers to bring him across the street to the courtroom. As Alspaugh left the video room, he flipped off Turnbull and then threatened to spit at him when got to the court room.

Alspaugh was put into handcuffs and leg chains as well as a “spit mask” – a hood that covered his mouth, and taken to the courthouse.

The conversation in the courtroom was “very verbal,” Sgt. Dave Grandel of sheriff’s office said, and Alspaugh remained unruly. Turnbull sentenced him to 30 days for contempt of court, then 60 days, then 90 days.

Alspaugh called Turnbull a bitch as he left the court room. As he reached the north doors of the courthouse on the way to the transport van outside, even though he was in handcuffs and leg chains, he turned on the three female officers who were escorting him. He tried to elbow Cpl. Amber McIntosh but hit his head on the courthouse door.

Once outside, the women put him on the ground, but he kept fighting so he was tasered, Grandel said. A taser fires an electrical current, disrupting control of muscles, causing incapacitation.

When Alspaugh was capable of walking a few minutes later, he was taken to the van. But once inside he fought again. He bent down and tried to pull the hood off with his cuffed hands, and then tried to head-butt a detention officer who intervened.

He was tasered again, Grandel said.

A week later, Alspaugh arrived in the video room in handcuffs and apologized to Turnbull for his actions. Turnbull urged him to become a model inmate and cause no more problems.

Chief Deputy Roland Kramer said all too often it takes a week or more for an inmate to calm down and realize what they are facing. Without commenting specifically on Alspaugh, Kramer said drug abuse is often a factor. 

Alspaugh was previously arrested in January 2012, charged for burglarizing a garage. After a month in jail, he attacked another inmate who was sleeping. He was convicted of assault on a confined person and sentenced in March 2012 to 1-3 years in the state penitentiary. He was released in October, 2013.  


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