Defendant Honest About Alcohol Use, Prior to Hearing

BEATRICE – A 30-year-old Beatrice man who pleaded no contest to charges of sex offender registry violations, certainly had no problem with honesty when asked by a judge if he had used any drugs or alcohol, prior to his Gage County District Court hearing, Thursday.

Judges routinely asked defendants if they have taken any substance that might cloud their thinking or understanding, when asked for a plea.

David Marmon was up front about it, with District Judge Daniel Bryan Jr.

:38                  “usually drink, your honor”

Judge Bryan told Marmon, “you’re sounding like my father-in-law”.

:11                  “small shots”

After conferring with his client, defense attorney Jeff Gaertig told the judge Marmon appeared to be clear in understanding everything and was able to proceed with the hearing.

The judge said he appreciated Marmon’s honesty, and accepted his guilty pleas to charges involving failure to register a change of address and new employment…violations under Nebraska’s sex offender registry act.

Marmon was convicted of 3rd-degree sexual assault of a six-year-old girl in Gage County District Court, in February of 2006…..and is required to register any changes in address or employment.

The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be completed and set sentencing for November 3rd.