On Monday in Stanton County District Court the following sentences were handed out including prison sentences for two men by District Judge Mark Johnson.
Paul Lovell, 60, formerly of Norfolk was sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison following his conviction for First Degree Sexual Assault. He was arrested last year following an investigation by the Sheriff’s office into the assault that occurred several years earlier at a residence in Stanton and involved a juvenile female and was not reported until last year.
Seth Bossard, 37, of Norfolk was sentenced to 18 months in prison following his felony conviction for Domestic Assault. He was arrested last year by the Sheriff’s office following an investigation into the assault on a county road near Woodland Park that left a woman hospitalized. Bossard had recently failed to show for sentencing while out on bond and was again taken into custody with tips from the public leading to his location.
Also sentenced to 270 days in jail for felony theft was Christopher Smith, 33, of Houston, Texas. Smith and a co-defendant were arrested last September by the Stanton County Sheriff’s office for the theft of a new camper from the Off Road Ranch just East of Norfolk. The camper was recovered and returned to the owners. The co-defendant Kayleigh Betcke, 19, also of Houston was sentenced to pay a $10,000.00 fine for felony theft. She also was arrested at that time on a felony warrant from Harris County, Texas and is awaiting extradition to Texas.
Sentenced to 30 days in jail and 24 months of probation for Third offense Driving While Intoxicated was Dale Graae, 40, of Norfolk. Graae was arrested last May by the Sheriff’s office on Hwy 275 East of Norfolk. Given a 90 day jail sentence as part of 24 months of probation on a conviction for Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest was Mike Temme, 30, of Pilger. He was also arrested last May by the Sheriff’s office North of Pilger following a pursuit where he crashed his pickup in an open farm field. Alcohol was a factor in this incident and a DWI charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.