Beatrice man pleads to sex offender violation

BEATRICE – A Beatrice man has reached a plea deal resolving four criminal matters against him.

55-year-old Dusty Mayhew pleaded guilty to a charge of violating Nebraska’s Sex Offender Registry law by failing to register a vehicle he was using with the Nebraska State Patrol.

Mayhew avoided the possibility of being designated a habitual criminal, one of the allegations that was dropped as a result of the plea agreement.
Mayhew will be sentenced on the sex offender violation, October 7th.

A prosecutor said in Gage County District Court Wednesday that Mayhew was stopped by Beatrice Police, last April 30th in a Silver Chevrolet Cavalier, for alleged driving under suspension. He was required to report the vehicle to authorities because he is a convicted sex offender.

Mayhew is on a lifetime registration requirement because of an attempted sexual assault conviction in Gage County, in May of 2008. At sentencing, Mayhew could receive up to three years in prison and 18 months post-release supervision….but both the state and defense are recommending a probation term, in the case.

Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner released Mayhew’s bond, modifying it to a personal recognizance bond.