October 2, 2014
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Pawnee and Richardson counties in southeast Nebraska until 3 p.m. Thursday.
Due to the nature of high risk/high profile trials the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be enacting certain security measures to ensure the safety and security of all persons during two trials.
One of those is State of Nebraska vs. Jerry Watson. The other for a suspct in the dissapearance of a south Omaha family. The increased security measures include:
A more focused law enforcement presence in and around the courthouse.
•100% screening of all persons entering the courtroom to include wants and warrants checks. Persons wishing to enter the courtroom must present a valid photo ID.
•No loitering by persons not having business in the area of the courtroom.
•Entry into the courtroom will not be allowed while the trial is in session.
Seating in the courtroom is on a first come first served basis. Persons will not be allowed to enter the courtroom after all seats are filled.