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By Sandy Schroth

Neligh man sentenced to county jail in 'peculiar case'


August 4, 2022

The Honorable Mark Johnson presided over the Antelope County district court through videoconference last Wednesday, July 27, sentencing two defendants and ordering a warrant be issued for a third who did not appear for sentencing as ordered.

William L. Knievel appeared in the Neligh courtroom to be sentenced on four counts committed March 29 near the Antelope County Law Enforcement Center in Neligh. Johnson rejected both a recommendation included in a presentence report prepared by the Nebraska Probation Office and a defense request for a probation sentence. Instead, he sent the 70-year-old...

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