A Man Pleads Guilty to Class II Felony in District Court

FREMONT – A man pleaded guilty to a Class II Felony in Dodge County District Court on Monday morning.

Richard V. King Jr. was originally charged as a Habitual Criminal, which is an enhancement chargeable to an individual who has been to the Nebraska State Penitentiary on felonies of more than a year at least twice. The enhancement would result in more prison time. In exchange for dropping the Habitual Criminal charge, a plea agreement was reached and King agreed to plead guilty to one count of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Deliver. The plea agreement is also for ten to twenty years in prison, based largely on his record and the fact that he was dealing methamphetamine in the community. Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass says a sentencing for King could be next month.

“The judge did want to order a presentence report prior to sentencing. So it’ll be a month or so before he get sentenced,” said Glass. “But the plea agreement is for ten to twenty. And I fully expect the judge to follow that plea agreement.”

Also as part of the plea agreement, all remaining charges on King were dismissed.

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