Otoe County Releases Meth Suspect On Signature Bond

NEBRASKA CITY – A Nebraska City man suspected of involvement in distributing methamphetamine from his Fourth Corso residence has been released from jail on a signature bond.

Roy Chase, 34, was held on a $5,000 bond provision after a Nebraska State Patrol SWAT team served a search warrant on Aug. 4. His attorney Kevin Ryan of Omaha had asked the court for pre-trial release saying Chase has a job available and can attend substance abuse treatment.

Judge Michael Smith reduced the bond provision to a signature saying Chase was to  keep his job and wear a GPS monitor.

Co-defendant 26-year-old Chelsea Sailors was released after posting $3,000.

Suspects Christian Hoefling, 23, and Michael Hord, 35, remain in custody.

During a preliminary hearing in county court, Hord’s attorney Tim Noerrlinger said interviews with inmates at the Otoe County Detention Center this summer implicated Chase. Authorities say 13 grams of methamphetamine was found at different locations within  his residence.

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