A 37-year-old woman formerly of O’Neill was sentenced to jail for felony charges during Holt County Court on July 9.

Nichole Massallo, a prisoner at the Nebraska Corrections Center for Women, was sentenced to 60 days in jail for attempting to commit a Class 3A or Class 4A felony. 

Nicole Massallo, aka Nichole Ann Vanness, aka Nichole Gonzalez was sentenced to prison on Dec. 10,  2018, in Holt County District Court for her involvement in a robbery in August 2018. 

She was charged with terroristic threats, a Class 3A felony; robbery, a Class 2 felony; false imprisonment, a Class 3A felony; and theft by unlawful taking, a Class 4 felony.

The defendant was sentenced to 2-3 years in prison for the terroristic threats charges. Massallo also was ordered to pay $712.34 in court costs and fines within 360 days of her release.

Massallo was sentenced to 10-15 years in prison for robbery; two to three years for false imprisonment; and one to two years for unlawful taking.

According to the state’s good time law, Massallo will serve five to seven and a half years in prison. She was given credit for nine days served in Holt County Jail. 

All the sentencings imposed are to be served concurrently with the defendant’s current charges filed through Madison County District Court.

Massallo is currently incarcerated for several felony charges in Madison and Lancaster counties including unauthorized use of a financial device, theft by deception, second-degree forgery, issuing a bad check over $1,500, possession of methamphetamine and other charges.



I grew up 10 miles southwest of Stuart on the Greger family ranch. I graduated from West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson in 1997 and Northeast Community College in Norfolk in journalism in 1999.

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