Beatrice Man Going to Prison for Thefts, Violating Post-Release Supervision

BEATRICE – A 24-year-old Beatrice man has been ordered to state prison, on four criminal cases against him.

Marshall Burger was sentenced Friday in Gage County District Court, for two criminal cases this year, and two cases from 2016 in which his post-release supervision was revoked.

The two more recent cases stemmed from the thefts of a van and a pickup and trailer.   District Judge Rick Schreiner said county jail, fines and probation have all been tried, to change Burger’s ways.

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On the two cases involving revocation of post-release supervision, Burger was sentenced to one year, 286 days in state prison, with 64 days credit for time spent in jail.

On the two cases from this year, Burger was sentenced to three years, three months in state prison, with 85 days credit for time already served.

:19                  “other people’s stuff”

The sentences for the 2018 cases and the 2016 post-release revocations, will be served consecutively.  Following the time served in the most recent cases, Burger will be on 18 months post-release supervision.

In the cases from this year, a pickup had been stolen from the four hundred block of Bell Street in late July.  The pickup and a trailer were taken August 5th, from the twelve-hundred block of Grant.  The pickup and trailer were valued at $4,000, and the trailer contained several tools.

Police found the stolen pickup in a parking garage downtown, and saw Burger allegedly driving it the following day, when it was observed in the twelve hundred block of Scott.  Police went to Burger’s home, and brought him to police headquarters, where he was arrested.

Police learned the pickup and trailer had been driven to Lincoln, and the trailer was left behind a Walmart Store on North 27th.  Lincoln Police located the trailer, but said tools were missing from it.  The pickup had been driven back to Beatrice and parked in the downtown parking garage, before being driven to 12th and Scott.

Beatrice Police say the total value of the vehicles and tools taken comes to over $8,825.

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