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Beatrice Man Faces Assault Charges

On May 15, 2022, 25-year-old Beatrice resident, Jason Richards appeared in court for his arraignment with Judge Linda Bauer presiding.Richards is charged with 3rd degree Domestic Assault. This charge carries with it up to one year in prison and a fine of $1,000.Richards requested legal counseling and was appointed Public Defender Scott Gropp to represent him.The alleged incident occurred on April 22, 2022. Deputies were dispatched to a Fairbury apartment at around 2:45 pm. According to the Arrest Affidavit, the incident began with an argument between Richards and his girlfriend that escalated into a physical altercation.Richards allegedly pu...

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