Broken Bow Man Charged with Sexual Assault and False Imprisonment

BROKEN BOW—A central Nebraska man faces up to 54 years in prison. Marco Antonio Garcia, 29, allegedly forced a woman into sexual acts without consent on October 27 in Broken Bow. Court records also indicate Garcia allegedly restrained or abducted the woman. He is charged with first degree sexual assault (class II felony), first degree false imprisonment (class IIIA felony), as well as third degree domestic assault (class I misdemeanor). Garcia is currently jailed in Custer County on a $100,000 bond with a ten percent privilege. A continuance was requested and Garcia will appear back in County Court on November 27.

Another Broken Bow man faces jail time for three different counts. Thomas M. Zimmer, 32, allegedly used a firearm to commit a felony (class IC felony), according to court documents, in June of this year. Zimmer is also charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person (class ID felony), having been previously convicted of a felony. He also faces charges of terroristic threats (class IIIA felony). Zimmer was appointed an attorney and will appear back in court for preliminary hearing on December 4. His bond was set at $10,000, ten percent.

Bruce L. Hahn, 61, of Mason City also appeared in County Court on Monday and was appointed an attorney. Stephen C. Thomas, 30, of Broken Bow waived preliminary hearing and will appear in District Court on December 7 for third offense aggravated DUI.