Hastings man headed to trial court for March burglary case
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A Hastings man is headed to trial court on two felony charges related to a burglary case in late March.
Jorge Garcia-Irias, 24, is charged with burglary in connection with a March 28 break-in at the Shirt Shack in downtown Hastings. He was released by mistake from the Adams County Jail on March 30. Police said he shoplifted several items, including a pistol sized BB gun from the Dunham’s Sports. He was arrested a short time later after police say he threatened people, including a police officer, with the BB gun. Prosecutors charged Garcia-Irias with felony Terroristic Threats in the second incident.
A judge found probable cause against Garcia-Irias in both cases and transferred them to Adams County District Court for possible trial.
His next court hearing on the burglary charge is July 6. He has already pleaded not guilty to the terroristic threats charge in district court and his next hearing for that is July 8.
The max penalty for a conviction on the burglary charge is 20 years in prison. The penalty for a conviction on the terroristic threats charge is three years in prison.
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