BEATRICE – A Wymore man who was scheduled to face trial next week on a weapon charge, is now facing new charges in two other cases.
51-year-old Dusty Mayhew is charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in one of the cases, and is accused of burglary in the second case.
Mayhew’s trial on a charge of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, was scheduled to start in Gage County District Court, next Tuesday. That’s now a status hearing on the charge against him. Deputy County Attorney Justin Huber had filed a motion to add the new charges as part of the trial. But, the new charges have now been filed as separate cases.
The drug possession and paraphernalia charges stem from an April 11th search of Mayhew’s Wymore home, where officers recovered spoons, plastic bags and a canister with suspected meth residue, along with empty plastic syringes.
The burglary charge relates to a December 4th break-in of a home along South 51st Road, near Holmesville. Authorities say a window in a door was shattered to gain entry and about $1,000 of items were stolen. Gage County Sheriffs’ Officers gained information about the drug and burglary incidents from a co-defendant.
Gage County Judge Steve Timm today set Mayhew’s appearance bond in the burglary case at $20,000…and at $10,000 bond in the drug case. Mayhew is scheduled to appear in Gage County Court, May 26th.