Hebron Shooting Suspect Back In Court

HEBRON – Michael Lewis of Hebron was back in Thayer County court on Friday morning in connection with an October shooting that left one person dead and one person in critical condition.

Lewis faces two felony charges; First degree assault, and use of a deadly weapon, both charges carry a maximum of 50 years in prison.

Lewis’ attorney filed a motion to review his bond arguing that his current $250,000 bond was excessive and pushed for a bond of recognizance, arguing that Lewis was just protecting himself from 3 individuals that were breaking into his home.

He also said that because Lewis is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, a home owner who has full time work, and has no prior criminal history are all reasons why he is not a flight risk.  The attorney said that his intentions were to get out on bond, live with his parents in Jansen and get back to his job.

Thayer County Judge Linda Bauer took the arguments under advisement and said that due to the nature and circumstances of the felony charges that a bond of recognizance would not be appropriate, but some reduction would be.  Judge Bauer reduced the bond to 10% of $150,000.

Lewis’ attorneys then waived his right to a preliminary hearing.  His case will be bound over to District court, where he will appear next December 4th at 9:30 AM in Thayer County.

Hebron is located in Southeast Nebraska about 50 miles south of York.



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