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Former Neligh man accepts plea deal

Simon M. Beacom, 20, of Omaha, was scheduled for a bench trial Dec. 7, on two Class 3 misdemeanor counts alleged June 24 – Count I, minor in possession of alcohol (age 19/20) and Count II, misrepresenting his age to obtain liquor, as well as a count of violating probation that was ordered for his conviction of similar offenses last spring. A plea deal was announced. Beacom withdrew his not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to Count I, in return for the prosecutor dismissing Count II in the current case. Beacom also admitted the probation violation. Taylor ordered a probation update and set sente...


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