Prison Term Ordered for Gage County Man, for Theft, Drug and Weapon Convictions

BEATRICE – A Gage County man has been ordered to serve a total of 4-to-8 years in state prison, for theft, drug and weapon convictions.

41-year-old Kenneth Rainey was sentenced by District Judge Julie Smith on Thursday, after being convicted of two counts of theft, attempted theft by receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

A plea agreement in the case resolved two criminal cases against Rainey.  Judge Smith was told by the defendant that he lost his children because of a substance abuse problem, which he said he’s had since age 16.

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Rainey previously had served ten months in prison at Leavenworth, Kansas.

He received 242 days credit off his Gage County sentences for time already spent in custody.   He was ordered to pay more than $900 in court costs, within 18 months.

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