Sometimes, friends get together and conjure a plan to make some money quickly and easily. However, if the plan involves illegal activity, most often the participants end up in serious trouble with the law. Such was the case when a Nebraska store robbery led to the arrest of two men and a woman who now require criminal defense.
The incident happened on a December evening when a 19-year-old man reportedly entered the general store in Juniata, brandishing a gun. Allegedly, he took money out of the cash register and left the store. The store clerk then called police. According to court documents, his 21-year-old girlfriend stated that she had driven him to the robbery site and waited in the car. She then saw him leave the store with a bag of cash.
Following an anonymous tip, local authorities interviewed the 22-year-old store clerk, and the clerk admitted to his involvement in the scheme. The confession led to the arrest of the 19-year-old as well as the store clerk, who has been charged with aiding and abetting a felony. The 19-year-old man is being held in the local jail on charges of robbery, use of a weapon to commit a felony and intentional child abuse without injury. Authorities have an active warrant out for the arrest of the girlfriend, and she faces charges for aiding and abetting a felony, as well as intentional child abuse without injury. According to police, as the robbery was happening, there was also a baby in the car driven by the man’s girlfriend.
These three young people now face some serious charges, and for all of them, the consequences of their actions will affect their future plans to some degree. Since they likely have little knowledge of the Nebraska legal system, they would be smart to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Such a professional can help them understand the available options in their particular cases and guide them through the important decisions they must now make.