MINDEN, Neb. (KSNB) - A former police officer will be sentenced in September for attacking his wife last fall.
Cody Bland, 26, was arrested last October for hitting and kicking his wife. A relative of the victim also claims that Bland slapped the relative. The incident happened October 30, 2017 at Bland's Hastings residence. Bland, who was a Hastings police officer at the time, was originally charged with domestic assault, third degree assault and with interfering with a public service device.
Prosecutors amended the charges to two counts of misdemeanor third degree assault. Bland Thursday pleaded no contest to both counts. A judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Bland's sentencing date is September 27th.
Bland had been on the Hastings Police force for four years. He left the force shortly after the incident last fall.