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Plea bargains reached in Antelope County district court

Jake Short, 23, of Oakdale appeared in front of the Honorable James Kube in the Antelope County district courtroom in Neligh on July 26 for a pretrial hearing on a charge of possession of cocaine.

A plea agreement was announced, with Short pleading guilty to two counts included in an amended information, attempted possession of cocaine and theft by unlawful taking, $500-$1,499, both Class 1 misdemeanors. Short faces up to one year incarceration and/or up to a $1,000 fine on each count.

The deal also included agreement by Short to pay restitution in an as yet undetermined amount. Public defende...


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