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Neligh man sentenced to probation for 2021 assault

Matthew R. Thomas, 37, of Neligh appeared in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh on July 3 to be sentenced for third-degree assault, a Class 3 misdemeanor committed nearly three years ago - in October 2021.

Antelope County attorney Joe Smith told the judge that Thomas’ former wife, who was not present at the hearing, had requested he receive some jail time so their children would see he got some punishment. Thomas’ attorney, Michelle Schlecht of Norfolk asked for probation.

The Honorable Donna Taylor sentenced Thomas to a 12-month term of probation. Terms include 30 days in the Antelope Co...


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