Probation Terms Handed to Defendants, in Gage County District Court

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.

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