A 31-year-old Virginia man has been given 30 to 40 years in prison after being convicted of severely beating a hitchhiker in western Nebraska.
Justin Adolph, of Lynchburg, Va., was sentenced to consecutive terms of 15 to 20 years. He'd been convicted of attempted first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit attempted first-degree assault.
Authorities say Adolph beat a hitchhiker that he and a traveling companion had picked up in North Platte on June 1 last year. The hitchhiker, Tommy Crawford, later was found badly beaten alongside Interstate 80 about 130 miles west. He has since recovered.
Court records say Adoph's companion, 33-year-old Stephanie O'Neal, of Clarksville, Tenn., was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of compounding a felony. She is awaiting sentencing.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.