Defendant’s Plea for Probation, Ends in Consecutive Prison Terms

BEATRICE – A 23-year-old man who has spent 250 days in Gage County Jail, will now serve state prison time for convictions in two cases.

Jacoby (ja-CO-bee) Wilcox was called by his attorney to answer questions before Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund, as he sought a term of probation.

:11                  “control over me”

Wilcox was given one-year in prison and one-year of post-release supervision, for methamphetamine possession.  In a second case, he was sentenced to a two-year prison term and one-year post-release supervision for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest…and three months for driving under revocation.

The sentences in the two cases will run consecutively.

Defense Attorney Lyle Koenig said his client was being honest about his desire to lead a better life.   Deputy Gage County Attorney Callyn Schuck said Wilcox put the public at risk after fleeing from a police traffic stop.

:38                  “this neighborhood”

Schuck says Wilcox showed a lack of respect for the community, law enforcement and for the safety of neighborhood residents.

:18                  “extremely manipulative”

Judge Korslund said Wilcox is considered by probation testing to be a very high risk to re-offend.  He also had a probation term revoked, in 2013..

:17                  “another crime”

Wilcox will have 188 days of time served taken off his sentence for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest……and 41 days credit off the drug possession sentence.