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Beatrice Man Charged with Domestic Assault Asks for Trial

Jason J. Richards, age 26, of Beatrice, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, July 13. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Richards is charged with third degree domestic assault, a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Fairbury on April 22 of this year, responding to a 911 call. According to the Warrantless Arrest Affidavit, “Both parties stated they were involved in a fight at their apartment that started over an argument. Both parties stated that it became physical when each one tried to leave the residence.”The defendant’s attorney, Public Defender Scott ...

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