BEATRICE – A Blue Springs man has been bound over to Gage County District Court on drug and burglary charges.
A preliminary hearing was held Friday for 51-year-old Dusty Mayhew, charged with burglary and possession of methamphetamine, in two separate cases. A Gage County Sheriff’s Officer was the only witness called to testify during the hearing.
Mayhew’s arraignment on the charges is now scheduled for June 21st, in Gage County District Court.
In the burglary case, Mayhew is charged along with a co-defendant in a break-in of a rural home located along South 51st Road, near Holmesville. Law officers say the co-defendant, identified as Kenneth Rainey, told them Mayhew allegedly kicked in a rear door to gain entry to the house, and authorities say about $1,000 of items were stolen.
Investigators say a female driver of a car served as a lookout during the burglary, and that a two-way radio was used to warn the two men who entered the house, that a vehicle was pulling up to the home’s driveway during the break-in. Both suspects then fled the scene. Investigators say found at the scene of the burglary was a glove, that had the initials, “K.R.”.
According to court documents detailing the incident, the vehicle used in the break-in was abandoned near the Stateline Road near the Nebraska-Kansas border.
Mayhew remains at the Gage County Jail. Rainey is jailed on charges of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and driving on a suspended license. Jennifer Rainey is being held in the Washington County, Kansas jail on suspicion of burglary.