HEBRON – The suspect in a shooting that took place in Hebron, Nebraska made his first appearance in Thayer County Court on Monday.
Michael Lewis, age 21 of Hebron faces two felony charges; First degree assault, and use of a deadly weapon, both charges carry a maximum of 50 years in prison.
A series of events leading to the shooting began with a disturbance involving several people about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at a residence in Davenport. That incident is alleged to have prompted the shooting at the residence of Lewis in Hebron where two individuals were shot. Remington Elting, 28, of Davenport, was taken to a local hospital, where he died. Elting’s brother, Reuben Elting, 33, also of Davenport, was flown to Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, where he remains in critical condition Monday.
Lewis’ attorney Benjamin Murray pushed for a bond of recognizance, arguing that Lewis was just protecting himself from 3 individuals that were breaking into his home. He also brought up that Lewis is a young man who has a full time job and has no past criminal history.
Thayer County Judge Linda Bauer took the arguments under advisement and because this is an on going investigation, set the bond at 10% of $250,000.
Lewis’ next hearing will be November 9th at 10 AM in Thayer County.
Hebron is located in Southeast Nebraska about 50 miles south of York.