Kansas Man To Serve Nebraska Prison Sentence on Firearm Conviction

BEATRICE – A Marysville, Kansas man has been ordered to serve a Nebraska prison sentence for possessing a firearm.

34-year-old Brandon Hight was a convicted felon before his arrest in Gage County. District Judge Rick Schreiner sentenced Hight to a three-year prison term, which was the mandatory minimum under the Class one-D felony, in Nebraska.

Gage County Public Defender Lee Timan sought the minimum term on behalf of Hight.

:19                  “work history”

Hight pleaded guilty last October 4th, to being a felon in possession of a firearm. A misdemeanor weapon charge was dismissed earlier.  He had been arrested on a warrant last August.

:25                  “of that crime”

Hight told the judge he was at fault and deserved to be punished, but the father of two children said the three years minimum was a long time.  The arrest and charge followed Beatrice Police investigation of a domestic incident in November, 2016….at a residence along Wentworth Drive.

Judge Schreiner said Hight, as a convicted felon, has no business with a firearm in his possession.  The judge also expressed concern about a prior incident.

:13                  “pretty strict”

Hight received credit off the sentence for two days spent in custody. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

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