BEATRICE – A Beatrice man, whose criminal history dates back to 1977, is going to prison for violating the Sex Offender Registry Act and driving on a suspended license.
Dusty Mayhew has been ordered to serve two years in prison for the registry violation, and 18 months for the driving conviction. The sentences will be served at the same time, and Mayhew received credit for 193 days in custody.
Prosecutor, Amanda Spracklen-Hogan, said Mayhew’s past includes assaults, burglaries, drug and protection order violations.
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Spracklen-Hogan says Mayhew got a break when the Gage County Attorney’s Office decided not to pursue an habitual criminal designation against him. Mayhew is facing pending burglary and drug charges, in a separate case.
Defense attorney Lee Timan says this case doesn’t present an extreme risk to the community.
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Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner said the violations may seem minor to Mayhew, and he added that concerns him, a little bit. The judge said Mayhew is subject to strict rules because of a sexual assault conviction…part of a 40-year criminal history. The 51-year-old is on a lifetime registration requirement, as a sex offender.
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Mayhew’s driver’s license has been revoked for a one-year period. He was released from a four-to-six-year prison term in April of 2014, for Gage County convictions of forgery and attempted 2nd-degree sexual assault.