BEATRICE – Several defendants were given a chance at probation Thursday, following convictions for various crimes in Gage County.
District Judge Rick Schreiner sentenced 24-year-old Marshall Oden to a five-year term of probation for attempted first-degree sexual assault of a minor. The crime involving a 13-year-old girl came to the attention of law officers when the girl was reported by her mother, as a runaway. Oden will pay $138 in court costs, must register as a sex offender, and cannot have contact with persons under age 18.
Schreiner sentenced Steven Leishman to a two-year probation term for third-degree domestic assault. Payment of $148 in court costs was ordered, and jail terms that can be waived, were included during the probation.
35-year-old Jennifer Meyer was given a one-year probation sentence for obstructing a police officer. She was ordered to pay court costs of $148 and the sentence includes two 15-day jail terms that can be waived, with compliance.
20-year-old Noah Marshall was sentenced to a three-year probation term, with specialized substance abuse supervision. He was convicted of attempted burglary and carrying a concealed weapon. Marshall was also fined $500 and must pay court costs, of $148.
Katherine Graham has been ordered to serve a three-year-probation term, for possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house. She was fined $250 and ordered not to have contact with any other persons on probation, parole or with criminal records.