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Habitual no show given one more chance

Matthew F. Brandt, 34, of Royal once again failed to appear in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh for sentencing last Wednesday. Brandt was convicted, June 2, of leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, a Class 2 misdemeanor committed Jan 28 in Orchard. His attorney, public defender Melissa Figueroa, requested continuance, indicating Brandt had been in contact with someone who had Covid-19. Antelope County prosecutor Joe Abler objected.

The Honorable Donna Taylor continued sentencing to Oct. 20 and ordered Brandt to provide the court with proof of his relative’s positive test.



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