State v. Howell

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State v. Howell

Case Number
Court Number
Call Date
November 7, 2018
Case Time
9:30 AM
Case Summary

A-17-1186, State of Nebraska v. William E. Howell, Jr. (Appellant)

 Lancaster County, District Court Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorney for Appellant: Matt Catlett 

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Joe Meyer (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Theft by Unlawful Taking ($1,500 to $5,000)

Action Taken by Trial Court:  After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of theft by unlawful taking. The court overruled Appellant’s subsequent motion for a new trial. The district court then sentenced Appellant to 20 months’ imprisonment followed by 12 months of post-release supervision.

Assignments of Error on Appeal:  On appeal, Appellant asserts that the district court erred in (1) finding that a consent to search without a warrant was not obtained through duress; (2) admitting certain statements into evidence over his hearsay objections; (3) permitting the prosecution to refer to the alleged hearsay statements during opening statements and closing arguments; (4) refusing to allow Appellant to testify regarding the nature of his prior felony conviction; (5) admitting evidence of uncharged crimes; (6) refusing to give Appellant’s proposed jury instructions; and (7) denying Appellant’s motion for a new trial.

Case Location
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
Panel Text
Pirtle, Bishop, and Arterburn, Judges