A woman who was arrested a week ago at a bikini contest in North Platte was permitted a work release Thursday after she admitted to violating her probation.
Sheena Strand, 24, of North Platte also pled no contest to trespassing, disturbing the peace and criminal mischief – recent charges that prompted an arrest warrant which was served April 14 at a local club.
Police Officer Troy Erickson said Strand had an active warrant for probation violations and was reported to be at the club that night. Strand ran out the door when officers arrived and tried to leave in a car, but was arrested before she got away.
Strand was cuffed and put in the back of a cruiser, but kicked at the rear door, damaging the window and door trim, Erickson said.
When Strand pled to the charges Thursday, Judge Graden Beavers of Kearney revoked her probation and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. He refused to release Strand from jail pending sentencing.
“It just wouldn’t make sense to do it any other way,” Beavers said.
For reasons unclear, Lincoln County Judges Kent Turnbull and Michael Piccolo both recused themselves from the case.
“I’m a criminal. I can’t even say it without laughing,” Strand told a jailer before her court session opened Thursday.
On March 16, Strand entered her neighbor’s home without permission and yelled profanities. She threw punches at her neighbor, but no direct contact was made, County Attorney Rebecca Harling said.
On Oct. 18, Strand admitted to a police sergeant that she was not supposed to drink, but she was “not that drunk,” Harling said.
Strand also has a history of non-compliance with law enforcement, according to sheriff’s records. She was jailed in December for resisting arrest.
And, last May, she was arrested for third-degree assault, criminal mischief and trespassing.
In December 2010, Strand was arrested for attempting to assault an officer, resisting arrest and trespassing. Those charges were how Strand was placed on probation to begin with.