By Sandy Schroth

Staff diligence pays off


A recent effort by Holt County court staff resulted in $149 payment for a two-year-old citation and recall of a bench warrant issued in the case.

An Omaha man paid a $100 fine and costs nearly two years after he was cited by a Nebraska Games and Parks officer for fishing without a permit at Spencer Dam in June 2018.

Dajhaun M. Wells, 21, was cited for the Class 2 misdemeanor June 2, 2018, and given until June 19, 2018, to file a waiver or appear in Holt County court to contest the charge. Wells failed to appear in court. A bench warrant, including a $2,000, 10% bond, was signed by the Honorable Kale Burdick on July 3, 2018. According to the file, court staff sent correspondence to Wells, including a waiver, to a new address this past May. The arrest warrant was recalled May 26, after Wells signed the waiver and paid fine and costs.

Lisa D. Parks, 32, of O’Neill pleaded guilty by waiver to an infraction count, possession of drug paraphernalia. Parks was fined $100 and $49 costs. She was cited by an O’Neill police officer for two waiverable counts April 16. Holt County attorney Brent Kelly dismissed the second infraction charge, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana May 4.

Thomas L. Jackson, 67, of O’Neill pleaded guilty by waiver to possession of marijuana, one ounce or less, second offense, a Class 4 misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction. He was fined $400 and $100, respectively, and costs of $49, for the March 9 offenses committed in Ewing.

A 17-year-old O’Neill youth recently pleaded guilty by waiver to possession of tobacco, first offense, an infraction. He was fined $35 and costs of $49.


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