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Jeremy Jones was sentenced Wednesday morning in Antelope County District Court.
On August 26, a plea agreement was reached which dismissed four of the seven alleged counts. Jones pleaded guilty to two counts of terroristic threats, which are Class IV felonies and one count of resisting arrest, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
According to Antelope County attorney Joe Abler, the conflict occurred at a family wedding when Jones allegedly threatened individuals that he would return with a gun.
"The seriousness of this is concerning," Abler said. "During the arrest a taser was needed to get him subdued."
He also said Jones was not a model inmate at first, but Sheriff Bob Moore has said that since the birth of his child, he has "done a 180." The state recommended a period of incarceration.
Jones's attorney Pat Carney made statements in his defense.
"He doesn't own a gun. He's never owned a gun and doesn't care for firearms," Carney said.
"It was words he said, not action and he left," Carney said. "He was still under the influence during the arrest."
Carney said that Jones would benefit from probation and that he'd expressed multiple times he wanted to be a good father and do right by his child.
"I want to be a dad," Jones said. "I want to take care of my fatherly duties, regardless of what happens here today."
For the terroristic threat charges, he was sentenced to a period of 12-24 months imprisonment and a consecutive sentence of 6 months incarceration for the charge of resisting arrest. He will be given credit for the 151 days he has already served in the Antelope County Jail.
Judge Mark Johnson stated that he did not believe Jones's character has changed.
Gordon Davidson was also sentenced in Antelope County District court.
On August 26, Davidson pleaded guilty to criminal attempt: theft by unlawful taking, a class IV felony. It was alleged that Davidson stole a vehicle on the night of June 25. According to him, his intentions were to return the vehicle.
Davidson is currently under probation in South Dakota for a similar theft of a trailer. County Attorney Joe Abler expressed his concern with Davidson's criminal history and recommended a period of incarceration.
Because of Davidson already being on probation in another state, his attorney asked for time served.
Judge Mark Johnson sentenced him to 245 days in jail to be served in the Antelope County Jail.
Davidson has been in the custody of the Antelope County Sheriff for 126 days which he will be given credit for.
Johnson cautioned Davidson about getting in more trouble saying this was one of his last chances.
"You're 20 years old," Johnson said. "You need to grow up."
Also in District Court, Julie Lierman appeared for a pretrial conference. Her attorney Pat Carney requested a continuance. Her trial was scheduled for January 19, with pretrial on November 25.
Drew Steskal also appeared in court, and it was asked that proceedings be continued due to charges being filed in Rock and Holt counties as well. The pretrial was set for December 16 with the trial on January 19. Steskal was released to the custody of the Antelope County Sheriff.
Proceedings for Michael Hurlbert were also continued due to a competency evaluation. Further arraignment will be held on December 16. He was released to the custody of the Antelope County Sheriff. Bond continued at 10 percent of $5,000.