Lake Assault Could Bring Charges

Charges pending in Beaver Lake incident.

The Cassgram reports that the Cass County Attorney’s Office is waiting for further information from medical doctors before formally filing charges against a 21-year-old Nebraska City man.

“There definitely will be charges filed,” says Deputy Cass County Attorney Steve Sunde. The decision on whether the assault charge is a misdemeanor or a felony depends on how doctors classify the seriousness of the injuries.

30-year-old Steve McCarthy of Bellevue, who suffered eye injuries and head cuts, is to undergo further examinations this week.

The incident occurred Sunday, June 28th in a southeast cove of the lake where several boats were floating together. Sunde alleges Drew Jones struck McCarthy several times without provocation. He says there were “numerous witnesses.”

An on-call sheriff’s investigator and an off-duty Bellevue police officer were on a nearby boat. Both went after and apprehended Jones after he jumped into the water and went ashore.

Jones was issued a citation that day and posted the pre-determined bond for release from jail on a citation.

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