By Sandy Schroth

Sentences handed down in Antelope County court


December 30, 2021

Callie J. Kraft, 26, of Neligh appeared in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh for sentencing Dec. 15. The Honorable Donna Taylor ordered an 18-month term of probation and fined her $500 for each of two counts, driving under the influence of alcohol, first offense, a Class W misdemeanor, and obstructing a peace officer, a Class 1 misdemeanor, both committed June 1, in Clearwater. Taylor also revoked Kraft’s driver’s license for 60 days and ordered her to pay $60 costs of prosecution and probation-related fees, totaling $580. Terms of probation also include 90 days in the Antelope County Jail, commencing Sept. 1, 2022, unless waived; attend, at her own expense, alcohol education and other classes and one AA meeting per week; complete an offender assessment and obtain a psychiatric-medication management evaluation within 30 days; and complete 120 days of continuous alcohol monitoring. She will be given credit for up to $200 out-of-pocket expense for a substance-abuse evaluation.

Kraft who was originally charged with five counts, Count I, driving under the influence of alcohol, first offense, and Count II, refusal to submit to chemical test, first offense, Class W misdemeanors; Count III, obstructing a peace officer, Count IV, obstruct government operations and Count V, third-degree assault, Class 1 misdemeanors.

She was arrested June 1, by Antelope County sheriff Robert Moore, who had received a phone call reporting a woman slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle on Clearwater’s Main Street. According to Moore’s probable-cause affidavit, he was eventually able to get her to respond. According to Moore, she subsequently attempted to put the running vehicle in gear. He was able to shut the vehicle off and remove the keys. She was transported to the Antelope County Law Enforcement Center, where she refused a breath test and refused to cooperate with jailers. Kraft was represented by Joel Carlson of Norfolk.

Stacy Kaup, 41, of Bancroft, appeared for sentencing on an admitted probation violation. Taylor continued her 60-month term of probation, with the same terms and conditions as ordered in May 2018. She was represented by Brad Montag of Norfolk.

Antwan J. Deleon, appeared for sentencing on a Class 2 misdemeanor, unauthorized use of a financial device/under $500, committed Sept. 20. Taylor fined Deleon $200, ordered him to pay $100 restitution to Elgin One Stop and $50 costs. and Deleon was self-represented.

Raymond M. Connot, 61, of Neligh appeared for pretrial hearing on a Class 2 misdemeanor count, assault by mutual consent at 301 J Street in Neligh. Pursuant to a plea agreement with Abler, Connot pleaded guilty to an amended charge, disturbing the peace, committed Oct. 17. Taylor fined Connot $300 and assessed $50 costs. He was represented by Bradley Easland of Norfolk.

Stephen E. Wood, 51, of Neligh appeared for pretrial hearing on a charge of assault by mutual consent at 301 J Street in Neligh. Wood entered a no contest plea to an amended charge, disturbing the peace, a Class 3 misdemeanor committed Oct. 17. Taylor sentenced Wood to 48 hours in the ACJ, to commence at 9 a.m. Jan. 1. He was taxed $50 costs. Wood was represented by Antelope County public defender Melissa Figueroa.

Scott G. Bruckner, 50, of Neligh pleaded guilty, by waiver, to possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, first offense. He was fined $300 and assessed $49 costs. Bruckner was cited by a Nebraska State Patrol officer Nov. 10, in Tilden.


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