A 20-year-old O’Neill man appeared in Holt County Court on July 10 for alleged drug-related charges.

Jordan B. Ross waived his preliminary hearing and was bound over to Holt County District Court on two counts of delivering/disposing/distributing/manufacturing/possession of exceptionally hazardous drugs and burglary, both Class 2A; and possession or use of drug paraphernalia, an infraction. 

A personal recognizance bond was filed June 18 for $5,000 for the defendant. His arraignment has been set for July 29 in district court.

After an investigation conducted by the Holt County Sheriff’s Office, Ross was arrested on April 17 near the 100 block of Highway 20 in O’Neill. Law enforcement officials with HCSO, Nebraska State Patrol and O’Neill Police Department searched the hotel room Ross was residing in as well as his vehicle.

Ross also recently appeared in county court on June 18 and was sentenced to 90 days in jail after violating his probation.

The defendant was charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking - $0-$500, both Class 2 misdemeanors on March 5. He was sentenced to 9 months probation and ordered to pay $360 in probation and drug testing 

On May 7, Ross pled guilty to second-degree criminal trespassing and disturbing the peace, both Class 3 misdemeanors. 

The defendant was sentenced to seven days in Holt County Jail. Ross also was ordered to pay $50 in court costs and other costs. According to court documents the events occurred on April 2.

The unlawful conduct by the defendant in May was a violation of his probation in the March theft case.

Holt County Court. Judge Kale B. Burdick revoked the defendant’s probation in the theft case and sentenced him to 90 days in Holt County Jail with credit for 54 days served. Ross also was ordered to pay $68.50 in court costs and other fees.

According to court documents Ross failed to complete 30 hours of community service per week while he was unemployed, failed to report to chemical testing during the months of March and April and committed numerous other probation violations.



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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