Gage County Man in State Prison, Ordered to Serve More Time

BEATRICE – A Gage County man who is currently serving a state prison term, has had more time tacked on by a Gage County District Judge.

52-year-old Dusty Mayhew, who a prosecutor says has had a 33-year criminal history, was sentenced by Judge Rick Schreiner Wednesday, to a total of five years in prison for possessing methamphetamine and being an accessory to burglary.

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The sentences will be consecutive to the sentences Mayhew is already serving, for a sex offender violation and driving on a suspended license.  His scheduled release date on the previous convictions, according to state prison records, was to be February 24th.

Judge Schreiner scheduled a hearing for March 7th to determine restitution owed to the victim of the burglary, and whether a civil judgment should be entered against Mayhew.

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Deputy Gage County Attorney Justin Huber says state probation has a list of 40 to 50 items taken from the victim, in the burglary.

In addition to the prison term, Mayhew has been ordered to serve 12 months post-release supervision.

A search of Mayhew’s Wymore home last April, turned up the illegal drug.  Investigators had been told by a co-defendant that drugs were commonly placed in high places in the home.  Seized were silver spoons with white residue from the top of cabinets, along with syringes suspected of being used to inject meth.

The burglary happened at a home near Holmesville, December 4th of 2016. A plea agreement resulted in two other charges being dismissed, including possession of drug paraphernalia and an allegation of being a habitual criminal.

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