By Sandy Schroth

O'Neill man violates probation, sentenced to county jail

County attorney: Hundreds of hours,thousands of dollars fail to solve drug issues


March 20, 2024

A 20-year-old O’Neill man was back in the Holt County district courtroom March 11, to be resentenced for crimes committed Aug. 5, 2021, after he admitted violating probation.

The Honorable Mark Kozisek revoked probation and resentenced Drake D. Ruegge to 100 days in the Holt County Jail on each of two underlying counts, possession of a controlled substance and third-degree domestic assault, with credit given for 44 days previously served.

Provided he loses none of his good time, Ruegge must serve 58 days, less 44 days on Count I and another 58 days on Count II before attaining mandatory releas...

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