By Sandy Schroth

Teen made 'very bad decisions,' sent to prison

County attorney hopes case ‘will serve as wake-up call’


March 27, 2024

A 19-year-old O’Neill man, originally accused of committing 11 crimes last April, was sentenced to prison for five of the offenses last week in the Holt County district courtroom in O’Neill.

The Honorable Mark Kozisec sentenced Ethan J. Peterson to imprisonment under the jurisdiction of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for a period of 24 months, with credit for 54 days already served, on Count I, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class 3A felony; 12 months, with credit for 54 days, on Count II, possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony,...

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