Harvey Pritchett

A 57-year-old man of Inman was sentenced to prison for violating his probation related to driving under the influence charges (DUI) during Holt County District Court on Aug. 19.

Harvey D. Pritchett was originally charged with third-offense high test DUI, a Class 3A felony; operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, a Class 1 misdemeanor; and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test, a Class 4 misdemeanor during district court on March 12, 2018. 

After violating his probation several times between July and November 2018, his three-year probation sentence was revoked. 

District Court Judge Mark Kozisek sentenced the defendant to three years imprisonment in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. 

According to the state’s good time law, Pritchett must serve at least 18 months of his sentence minus credit for 185 days served. 

Pritchett also was sentenced to 9 months probation after his release from prison and his driver’s license was revoked for 15 years. 

Within 120 days after his release, the defendant must pay $1,600 in fines, $97 court costs and $510 in probation enrollment, chemical testing and programming fees. 

According to court documents, when Pritchett was originally charged on March 12, 2018, District Court Judge Mark Kozisek sentenced the defendant to 90 days in Holt County Jail with credit for one day served. 

According to the state’s good time law, Pritchett  was to serve at least 53 days of his sentencing.

The defendant also was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay $1,627 in fines, prosecution tax and probation administration enrollment fees. 

He was ordered to pay $5 per month for chemical testing and $25 per month for probation programming. 

Pritchett’s driver’s license was revoked for five years beginning May 4, 2018. After 45 days, the defendant was allowed to operate a motor vehicle with an ignition interlock permit and device. 

His probation violations included being charged with soliciting prostitution in Columbus, a Class 1 misdemeanor and pleading guilty Nov. 21, 2018 in Platte County Court. He was fined $250 and ordered to pay $50 in court costs. 

Custodial sanctioned jail time for probation violations included: 15 days imposed on July 16, 2018, for alcohol use admission; 15 days imposed on Aug. 6, 2018, for failing to attend or complete substance abuse evaluation; 30 days imposed on Sept. 14, 2018, for a positive drug test and failure to attend training; five day imposed on Oct. 19, 2018, for failing to report for alcohol/drug testing; and 30 days imposed on Nov. 20, 2018, for a positive drug test, drug use admission and failure to report for alcohol/drug testing. 

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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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