Bond Set in Gage County Forgery Case

BEATRICE – Bond was set Monday for a man extradited from Illinois, to Beatrice.  Anthony Jordan is accused of first-degree forgery.

Jordan’s appearance bond was set at $20,000, with further hearing scheduled for October 3rd.   The charge against him carries a potential prison term of up to four years and up to two years of post-release supervision.

Deputy Gage County Attorney Amanda Spracklen-Hogan says Jordan was brought back to Gage County from Illinois last week, to face the charge against him.  The defendant told Judge Steve Timm at a Monday court hearing that he has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for three years.

The judge appointed an attorney to represent Jordan at public expense, describing the case as “on the borderline” of whether the defendant could afford his own lawyer.

Since the case involves a felony charge, the judge appointed a Beatrice lawyer to represent Jordan, who has no prior felony cases against him.