Thursday, April 3, in Jefferson County District Court Billy Barritt, 32, pleaded no contest to five counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child, all class IIIA felonies, and admitted he violated the terms of his probation. Each sexual assault charge is punishable by up to five years and/or $10,000 fine on each count.
Barritt made the pleas in exchange for the state dropping more intense class IB Felony sexual assault on children charges. The class IB counts could have jailed Barritt for up to 50 years per charge.
In the previous case, which placed Barritt on probation, he was convicted of transporting and/or possession of a machine gun, a class IV felony.
About 26 minutes into Thursdays change of plea hearing, Jefferson County Attorney and Prosecutor Linda Bauer told the court Barritt sexually assaulted three boys in early December 2012. All of the boys were 10 years of age or younger.
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on April 2 the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office arrested Dale Ray Warren.
Warren was arrested for failing to properly register his address as required on the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry. Warren allegedly reported an address of 313 South I Street in Fairbury.
Information had been developed that he had not resided at that address since the middle of February 2014. Warren was arrested for Violating the Sex Offender Registry Act, which is a Class III felony. Warren was previously convicted in Jefferson County Court of a Registry violation in 2012.
Warren was released from custody on April 3 after posting 10 percent of $6,000 Bond. The public is encouraged to contact local law enforcement if they are aware of a registered Sex Offender residing at a residence that they are NOT registered at.
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Candidates for Prom Royalty at Fairbury High School are, front row starting left, Michela Barber, Kable Davis, Kara Riggle, Tyler Theye and Taylor Miller. In the back row are Trey Forney, Paige Husa, Aiden Burkitt, Jennifer Slater and Gavin Ragland. Prom will take place on Saturday, April 12 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Students may enter between 8 and 9 p.m. and the doors will reopen to the public at 11:15 p.m. for the crowning of king and queen at 11:30 p.m.
Photo caption: Contributed PhotoCharley Endorf stands next to his sleeper rig. He recently received the Good Citizen Driver Award for not only his safe driving record but for the exemplary way he has represented truck driving across the nation.
Driving truck for over five million miles accident free is the equivalent of going around the world 200 times.
Charley Endorf cant say much about going around the world once let alone 200 times but he can say a whole lot about safe driving and job responsibility.
He was nominated by his employer, Werner Enterprises, for the 2014 Citizen Driver Award.
The award is presented by Travel Centers of America/Petro and they recognize professional long-haul drivers who have inspired the public respect and admiration for the truck driving profession. He received the award at the Mid-America Trucking Show that was held in Louisville, Ky. in late March.
The Farmers Cooperative Convenience store in Plymouth, located along Highway 4 will hold its Grand Re-Opening during the week of April 7-11.
The Store has been recently remodeled, and new equipment installed to handle Hunt Brothers Pizza, which is a new product line.
Hunt Brothers has over 7,000 stores and is located in some 28 states.
Several activities are planned during the week, including store drawings for some great prizes.
Drawing Prizes include Pizza for a Year, $300 worth of Farmers Cooperative Tires, and a $100 Gift Certificate towards any product at any Farmers Cooperative Branch.
Friday will include Hunt Brothers Pizza Lunch on Us from 11:30 to 1:30, plus the KUTT Radio Cash Wheel will be on hand to provide live radio remotes from Plymouth. See the Farmers Cooperative C-store in Plymouth for complete details.