BROKEN BOW—The Dawson County man suspected of burglarizing two Broken Bow businesses last July has been sentenced in District Court. John T. Holmquist, 40, entered pleas of “no contest” to two class IIA felonies for the burglaries of EZ IT and Computers Plus. (Click here to view the June 21 story.)
Judge Karin Noakes found Holmquist guilty of both felony charges and sentenced him to seven to 10 years in the Nebraska Department of Corrections (NDOC) for each felony, plus restitution in the amount of $6,000 to EZ IT. The seven to 10 year sentences will run concurrent and Holmquist will be given credit for 383 days already served.
Kevin Williams also appeared in District Court on Thursday morning for three separate cases. County Attorney Steve Bowers asked the court for a jail sentence saying Williams is considered “high risk” in many categories after having violated probation, failing to appear, testing positive for amphetamines, and driving under suspension.
Williams’ attorney Mike Borders asked for probation and said Kevin has struggled but has improved since beginning counseling and adding structure to his life. Williams apologized to the court for his past actions and said he would “like the opportunity to continue probation and complete what he started,” referring to counseling and sobriety.
Judge Noakes said Williams is not an appropriate candidate for probation due to his failure to comply in the past. He was sentenced to twelve months at the NDOC for possession of a controlled substance, 90 days for failure to appear, and nine months for criminal mischief and theft. The sentences will run concurrent and Williams was also ordered post-release supervision and to pay approximately $600 in restitution. He will be given credit for 54 days served in jail.
Christopher Gallet, 28 of Broken Bow, allegedly violated the sex offender registry act in April by failing to register with the sheriff. He pled not guilty to the class IIIA felony and a jury trial is scheduled for October.
Carl Sherbenaut, 31 of Broken Bow, denied allegations of violating probation and a pretrial conference is scheduled for September 6 at 10 a.m.
Steven K. Massey, 33 of Broken Bow, pled no contest to three separate counts including terroristic threats and attempted use of a weapon to commit a felony. He will appear for sentencing on September 20 according to Steve Bowers.