BEATRICE – A Marysville, Kansas man has been ordered to serve a Nebraska prison sentence for possessing a firearm.
34-year-old Brandon Hight was a convicted felon before his arrest in Gage County. District Judge Rick Schreiner sentenced Hight to a three-year prison term, which was the mandatory minimum under the Class one-D felony, in Nebraska.
Gage County Public Defender Lee Timan sought the minimum term on behalf of Hight.
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Hight pleaded guilty last October 4th, to being a felon in possession of a firearm. A misdemeanor weapon charge was dismissed earlier. He had been arrested on a warrant last August.
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Hight told the judge he was at fault and deserved to be punished, but the father of two children said the three years minimum was a long time. The arrest and charge followed Beatrice Police investigation of a domestic incident in November, 2016….at a residence along Wentworth Drive.
Judge Schreiner said Hight, as a convicted felon, has no business with a firearm in his possession. The judge also expressed concern about a prior incident.
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Hight received credit off the sentence for two days spent in custody. He was also ordered to pay court costs.