Woman Accused of Four Felonies, Could Face 120 Years in Jail

CUSTER COUNTY—A Lincoln woman is accused of four felony charges and one misdemeanor charge for events allegedly taking place in December 2017.

Twenty-six-year-old Amber D. Grant had been previously charged of a felony and is now accused of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, and criminal mischief.

Court documents indicate Grant could face up to 120 years in jail. During Thursday’s District Court session, Grant pled not guilty to all counts and is currently scheduled for a jury trial in June.

As part of a plea agreement, Zackery R. Husmann, 33, entered a plea of no contest to two misdemeanor charges. Judge Karin Noakes found the Chapman man guilty in both cases and scheduled sentencing for April 26. The county attorney read in court that in October 2015 Husmann stole four calves from Dr. Tim Jones. Between June 2013-2016 Husmann is reported to have stolen 25 cows and 12 calves from Dr. John and Tamara Allen, valuing approximately $38,900.

Also on Thursday morning, Blake W. Martin, 27 of Broken Bow, was sentenced to two years of probation after having previously been found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, a class IV felony.

According to Deputy County Attorney Kayla Clark, Kenneth L. Pierce, 60 of Oconto, was sentenced to two to three years in the Nebraska Department of Corrections, with credit for 165 days served. He also received a driver’s license revocation of 15 years.

On January 18, Kenneth L. Pierce pled guilty and was found guilty to a class IIA felony, Driving under the Influence fourth offense, aggravated.

The case against Kelie S. Jones was continued to further investigate the amount of restitution owed. Her sentencing is now scheduled for April 19 at 11 a.m.

The case against Stephen C. Thomas, 30 of Broken Bow, was continued to allow the defendant to obtain an alcohol evaluation for purposes of the Pre-Sentence Investigation. His sentencing date is now scheduled for April 26 at 11 a.m.