Daykin man sentenced to 365 days for assault conviction

FAIRBURY, NE — A southeast Nebraska man will spend nearly a year in jail after pleading guilty to assault.

Jefferson County District Judge Vicky Johnson sentenced 49-year-old Christopher Drees of Daykin to 365 days in jail on Thursday. He gets credit for 34 days already served.

Drees was originally charged with felony third degree assault. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault as part of a plea agreement.

The allegations stem back to July 23, 2020. According to court documents, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault report at Drees’ house near midnight. Drees’ girlfriend told deputies that he was intoxicated and started an argument with her. She said he grabbed her throat for about 30 seconds and later pulled her from a car by her hair and dragged her into the house.

While out on bond, Drees was arrested for assault again. Court documents say deputies responded to a call of an assault in progress on April 7. Deputies say they found the victim with black eyes and she told them Drees had hit her. He is charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault and obstructing an officer. Drees is scheduled for a pretrial hearing in this case on June 16 in Jefferson County Court.

Drees is housed at the Jefferson County Jail.