BEATRICE - Having her probation revoked, a Manhattan, Kansas woman has been ordered to serve two years in state prison for Gage County, Nebraska convictions.
34-year-old Chelsi Pike drew concurrent prison terms for possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon and felony failure to appear.
District Judge Rick Schreiner said when he initially placed Pike on probation, he said she would likely have to break up with a boyfriend who had a criminal history. Pike left with him to Kansas and North Carolina…resulting in the probation violation.
"Nobody wants you in prison, Ms. Pike. I wanted you on probation...that's why I put you on probation. I could have run these sentences consecutively, but I'm not going to do so."
Pike received credit off her sentences for time spent in jail. Pike was arrested this past April on a warrant that had been issued in October of last year.
Pike was initially arrested in June of 2019 during a Beatrice Police investigation of possible drug activity at a local motel. Police located drugs and a loaded nine-millimeter handgun.
Police said a vehicle searched in the investigation was reported stolen from a rental car company in Kansas.
In a separate sentencing, a Fairbury woman has been handed a 2-to-4-year prison term for criminal cases originating in 2018 and 2019. Prior probation sentences being served by 30-year-old Brittany Martin were revoked, by Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner.
Martin sought a delay in sentencing to enter a Nebraska City drug treatment program Friday…but the judge denied her motion. Judge Schreiner said Martin has been given a lot of opportunities to comply with probation.
"You were accidentally released by the sheriff's office and when that came to our attention, you knew it. Probation tried to contact you and you ignored them....and I was forced to issue a warrant to get you to comply with something I had already ordered."
Schreiner said Martin’s record shows repeated failures to show up at probation appointments. Martin’s sentences, to run concurrently…included credit for time already spent in jail, along with a $500 fine.
In the 2019 case, Martin was convicted of drug possession and DUI. In the 2018 case, she was convicted of attempted distribution of methamphetamine.