BEATRICE – A 34-year-old Beatrice man has been ordered to serve a year in jail, after being convicted of assault.

Charles Burr was sentenced Tuesday, by Gage County District Judge, Rick Schreiner.  The misdemeanor 3rd-degree assault conviction was the result of a plea agreement, which reduced the charge from a felony terroristic threat.

Burr was arrested sometime after an April 2017 assault of a 43-year-old woman at a Blue Springs home.  His lawyer, Kelly Breen said no one was injured during the incident.

Breen sought a fine and credit for time spent in jail, for his client.  But Judge Schreiner noted Burr had a juvenile record that dates back to when he was age nine…and a lengthy criminal record as an adult that includes numerous assault incidents.

The judge said sentencing in this case was delayed because Burr had been arrested in Colorado on charges.

Burr will receive credit for 38 days of time served, off his 365-day jail term.

Burr has a pending district court case charging him with assault, tampering with a witness and failure to appear when on bail.  He has another case pending in Gage County District Court charging him with aiding and abetting a felony, conspiracy to commit a felony, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, resisting arrest and tampering with evidence.

Burr is scheduled for a September 3rd hearing on those charges.