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By Sandy Schroth

Twenty-one-year-old man sentenced to jail for assault


November 26, 2020

Shawn A. Buxton, 21, of O’Neill faced the Honorable Mark Kozisek, in the Holt County district courtroom in O’Neill on Nov. 9 for a pretrial hearing on charges of third-degree assault and making terroristic threats.

Buxton, who had earlier submitted written not guilty pleas to both counts and waived his right to a physical appearance at arraignment, entered a plea agreement with county prosecutor Brent Kelly. Buxton pleaded guilty to committing the Class 1 misdemeanor assault, in return for Kelly dismissing the felony threat charge.

Kozisek sentenced Buxton to 15 days in the Holt County...

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