Judge Mark Johnson handed out a sentence of jail time Wednesday in Antelope County District Court.
Doug Carpenter, of rural Neligh, pled guilty to violating his probation, which included entering a woman's home at night.
As part of his probation order for crimes associated with the same woman in 2011, he was ordered to have no contact with the victim. Carpenter was convicted of theft by unlawful taking, stalking, and two counts of intimidation by telephone, all class I misdemeanors. On May 31, 2012, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail and placed on probation for four years.
The victim testified before the sentencing saying that this has been happening for a long time, and she has even moved to try to avoid the situation.
"I've had a hard time sleeping through the night," the victim said, "I just want this to be over."
She said that her wishes were that Carpenter be sentenced to the maximum.
Carpenter's attorney Ron Temple argued that Carpenter is in need of probation and continued therapy to address his mental health issues.
Judge Johnson sentenced Carpenter to 364 days in the Antelope County Jail, but gave a stern warning to Carpenter to get a handle on his compulsion, or he may be facing Emergency Protective Custody.
In other cases, Daniel Alt was also sentenced in district court. She had previously pleaded guilty to one count possession of methamphetamine and one county possession of K2 or marijuana.
Judge Johnson sentenced her to probation for 12 months for the first count and a fine of $300 for the second.
Proceedings for following individuals have been continued until February 24: Julie Lierman, Matthew Wood, Nicholas Mook, Drew Steskal, and Amos Mosel.
Steskal and Mosel are pending theft charges in Holt and Rock counties, and are possibly in the works of arranging a plea agreement.
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