Shove Brings Stern Sentence

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By: ap Email

A Nebraska man who admitted being part of a violent Grand Island gang received a stern sentence for shoving a Buffalo County jail guard last fall.

Twenty-four-year-old Eddy Cervantes was sentenced to 18-20 years in prison for the second-degree assault.

Prosecutors say Cervantes pushed Sgt. Rosario Perez Nov. 26 while she was escorting another inmate. Perez hurt her back and bicep in the incident.

Deputy Buffalo County Attorney Mike Mefferd argued for the tough
sentence because of Cervantes' extensive criminal history that includes 40 entries on his adult record.

Cervantes acknowledged being part of the East Side Locos gang in
Grand Island that was the subject of a major federal raid last
November.


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