Probation, Restitution Ordered in Beatrice Drug, Assault Case

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.

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