Suspect pleads not guilty in Hebron shooting case

Suspect pleads not guilty in Hebron shooting case
Michael Lewis in Thayer County Court on Nov. 9.

HEBRON, NE – Michael Lewis of Hebron pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning in Thayer County District Court to two felony charges – first degree assault, and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony. Both charges carry a maximum of 50 years in prison.

The charges are in connection with an October shooting that left one person dead and another in critical condition.

Lewis was arrested on Oct. 29. The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office and Hebron Rescue were called to a residence in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue in Hebron at 3:25 a.m. on Oct. 27.

Upon arrival, two victims were located.  Remington Elting, 28, of Davenport, was transported to the hospital and was later pronounced deceased. Reuben Elting, 33, of Davenport was flown to Bryan Medical Center at Bryan West Campus in Lincoln.

Lewis is due back in Thayer County Court on Feb. 5 at 9:45 a.m. He’s currently out on $150,000 bond.


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