Defendant Whose Property was Stolen, Gains Release From Jail

BEATRICE – A Beatrice woman was released from Gage County Jail on a personal recognizance bond Thursday, after her attorney said she was formally charged nearly a month after her arrest.

Attorney Charles Bentjen was granted a request for a personal recognizance bond on behalf of Tammy Wakem, arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Bentjen says Wakem has been in jail since September 1st, with a $7,500 appearance bond.

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Bentjen says Wakem’s home has been repeatedly burglarized.

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Bentjen said it wasn’t productive to keep Wakem in jail.  Deputy Gage County Attorney Callyn Schuck says Wakem was previously released on her own recognizance, but then allegedly committed other violations.

Judge Daniel Bryan Jr. ordered a personal recognizance bond in the case.

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