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Transient Larry Williams was sentenced Thursday to 180 days in jail for creating a disturbance at the Lincoln County Fair appeared in court on charges of resisting arrest, trespassing and criminal mischief on July 27 complaint at the fair. 

Deputies escorted him from the fairgrounds and told him not to come back but he returned later.

When deputies tried to remove him in a patrol car, he cursed at them and resisted. Once in the car, he kicked the door and damaged it. Deputies had to put him in leg restraints to take him to jail.  

Defense attorney Kent Florom told Williams that a plea agreement had been reached with prosecutors, who would drop the felony charge in exchange for a guilty plea of misdemeanor criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

"I will plead guilty, if they drop the felony," Williams said.

Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull accepted the plea, but noted that Williams has a substantial state criminal record. Then Turnbull handed down the 180 day sentence.



Also, Jenna Wilson, charged with stealing jewelry from her parent’s rural Hershey home on June 2, will face the burglary charge in Lincoln County District Court.

Defense attorney Todd Engleman told Lincoln County Judge Michael Piccolo Thursday that his client would waive her right to a preliminary hearing.

Piccolo bound the case over to district court.

Then, Engleman asked for a bond reduction for his client. Deputy County Attorney Jennifer Clements said that she would not be opposed.

"I would go with reducing it to $35,000, even though that is a little more than half," Clements told Piccolo. 

"How about $30,000?" Engleman asked. 

"This sounds like an auction, who'll give me $25,000?" Piccolo joked. He then reduced her bond to 10 percent of $35,000.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/31/2014
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