Holstein woman may face trial in quarter-million dollar burglary case

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A Holstein woman Tuesday was bound over for trial in connection with a quarter-million dollar burglary ring.

Diane Hancock, 55, faces 34 felony charges including possession of stolen firearms, defacing a stolen firearm, theft and accessory to a felony.

Hancock was arrested in September in connection with year-long investigation involving sheriff's deputies from 14 counties.

Adams County authorities told KSNBLocal4 that Hancock and two other people were at the center of the ring out of a residence in Holstein in southern Adams County.

Kemp said the property was stolen from farmsteads and rural residences, taken to a residence in Holstein and in some cases re-sold on social media sites. He said the property ranged from high-end tools, TVs and in one case a $4,000 drone stolen from a farm in Fillmore county.

The other two suspects arrested and charged in Adams County so far, are William Dreessen, 48, and Dustan Hallows, 23, both of Hastings.

Dreessen is charged in Adams County with 18 counts of felony possession of a firearm by a prohibited person,15 counts of possession or receiving a stolen firearm, 17 counts of defacing a firearm, two counts of theft, three counts of burglary and one conspiracy count.

Hallows is charged in Adams County with two counts of felony theft, and three counts of burglary.

Both Dreesen and Hallows are scheduled in court later this month.

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