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Biting her boyfriend during an argument earned Teresa Marshall 60 days in jail Thursday when she was convicted in Lincoln County Court.

Marshall, 46, was arrested July 7 at a home on E. Philip. A 53-year-old man said that Marshall, his live-in girlfriend, bit him on the arm, not once but twice. 

He had visible injury on his arm that appeared to be bite marks, police spokesman John Deal said.

Marshall was charged with domestic assault, resisting arrest and obstruction. Police said she resisted handcuffs, refused to walk to the patrol car and continued to be combative after she was finally cuffed.

Defense Attorney Robert Lindemeier told her in court that he had worked out a deal with the prosecution that would dismiss all other charges, if she would admit to the assault charge.

“That gets rid of the felony resisting arrest charge,” Lindemeier said. “And you can choose probation or a straight sentence.”

Marshall pled guilty and at first, said she wanted probation. Lindemeier told her probation requires her to participate in a domestic abuse prevention program, and she changed her mind.

“I have already been kicked out of that once,” she said.

Lindemeier suggested she choose the jail sentence then.

“You have 12 days in now,” he said. “And would only have to do 26 more (with the ‘good time’ provision) to be done.”

“I guess I will do the 60 days,” she said.

Lincoln County Court Judge Michael Piccolo issued the sentence, and gave her credit for the 12 days served.

 

In other court cases:

Cocaine

A charge of cocaine possession against Juan Silva Castaneda, 34, was bound over to district court.

Castaneda is charged with possession of more than 140 grams of cocaine. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Castaneda, was one of two men facing the charge. They were arrested July 6.

The Nebraska State Patrol stopped their vehicle on I-80 for only having one license plate and found five and one-half pounds of cocaine, according to NSP report.

Defense Attorney Martin Troshynski did not ask for a bond reduction since his client is held on an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bond too.

Piccolo bound the case over to district court.

“It usually takes about three weeks to get on the docket,” he told Castaneda. “Mr. Troshynski will let you know.”

 

Cocaine, LSD, meth

In addition, Valerie Thorpe, 31, waived her right to a preliminary hearing for possession of cocaine and LSD, possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute psilocybin (mushrooms.)

According to court records, Thorpe was arrested March 15 after police found an automobile at the Motel 6 parking lot that belonged to Quirt Orsborn, who was wanted in Scottsbluff.

Officers found Orsborn in the motel, and Thorpe was in the room with him. They discovered she is also wanted in Scottsbluff.

A search of the room turned up two bags under the bed. One bag had a black eye glass case with methamphetamine, a digital scale, a zip lock bag with white powder residue, zig-zag papers and empty zip lock baggies.

The second bag had a digital scale, a metal grinder used for marijuana, zip-lock baggies, a ceramic pipe and other items.

A drug dog at the scene indicated there were drugs in the vehicle. Officers obtained a search warrant and found a black backpack with 42 grams of meth, 21.5 grams of psilocybin, marijuana, THC wax and an undisclosed amount of money.

Thorpe was returned to Scottsbluff, where she was sentenced to 4-5 years in prison on a previous drug charge in Scottsbluff County.

She was recently transported from the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women at York to Lincoln County to face her current charges.

Piccolo bound that case over to district court.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/20/2017
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