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A Neligh man was given a prison term for assault and drug charges on Wednesday.
Jeremy Jones appeared in Antelope County District Court on Wednesday for sentencing on two charges. He was charged with attempted assault in the second degree and possession of hashish. After hearing statements from both sides, Judge James Kube sentenced Jones to serve 1 year for the assault charge, with credit for 70 days served, and 1 year for the drug possession charge, with credit for 20 days served. Kube ordered that the terms be served concurrently.
The charges stem from an assault incident against another inmate in the Antelope County Jail, and a separate incident in which law enforcement officers went to his apartment, where they observed drug paraphernalia and jars of a substance that appeared to be concentrated cannabis. The Nebraska State Patrol lab tested the substance and confirmed the drug.
Upon completion of his prison term, Kube ordered that Jones serve 2 consecutive terms of post release supervision. The term lengths are to be 18 months and 12 consecutively. Jones was also ordered to pay court costs in the amounts of $138 for the assault charge and $147 for the drug charge.