BEATRICE – A Beatrice man has been ordered to serve a two-year probation term and must pay restitution of $10,771 to the victim of an assault.
Joshua Wilcox was sentenced in Gage County District Court Thursday, for three cases against him. They involved attempted distribution of methamphetamine, 3rd-degree assault and a violation of previous probation term given for an assault conviction.
Gage County Public Defender Lee Timan asked that Wilcox be granted probation.
:14 “any time soon”
Wilcox, who does plumbing work, said he wants to change his life.
:06 “the court”
Judge Julie Smith ordered that Wilcox pay the restitution over the 24-month probation term. It is for medical expenses of the victim.
When asked by the judge Thursday if the defendant had to take a drug test for marijuana, would he be clean. Wilcox answered, “not for marijuana, your honor”.
The judge remanded Wilcox to custody, until he can enter a residential treatment program. Wilcox was also ordered to complete an anger management class and will be subject to specialized substance abuse supervision.