Argument Over Apple Tree Leads to Drug Charge for David City Man

DAVID CITY, Neb. – An argument over an apple tree has led to a felony drug charge against a David City man.

40-year-old Jason Kunes is charged with possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief.

Court records say Kunes and a woman were arguing over Kunes cutting down an apple tree at a David City residence in mid-October.

Documents say the woman hid in a bathroom, but Kunes broke part of the door before she could lock it. She says she then heard him using tools to get inside.

The woman says she escaped Kunes by pushing him aside and going straight to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Records say at the sheriff’s office, a deputy arrested Kunes for assault because he “threatened in a menacing matter.” Upon booking Kunes, deputies say they found one and a half hydrocodone pills in his wallet.

Kunes, who has both a David City and Columbus address also faces an earlier misdemeanor charge for violating a protection order in Butler County.

Kunes called News Channel Nebraska on Monday and said that he has a prescription for the pills and believes all charges in the case will be dropped.