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Photo by Lincoln County Detention Center
Janis A. Oaks
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Jerica R. Dabney
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Juan D. Nila

On Thursday at 11:59 a.m., police went to a home in the 900 block of West Sixth in an attempt to locate Jerica Dabney, who was wanted for violating probation.

Police found Dabney there at home, and took her into custody. Police spokesman John Deal said several pills of hydrocodone, alprazolam and oxycodone were found in her purse, for which she had no prescription. 

Deal said investigators found probable cause to suspect Janis Oaks. 53, provided the pills, and Oaks was contacted at a home in the 800 block of S. Bailey. 

With Oaks permission, police looked at her medication and found Alprazolam and Oxycodone pills. The pills were prescribed to Oaks, but one bottle that was just prescribed was already 1/3 empty, Deal said.

Oakes was arrested and charged with two counts of distribution -- one for oxycodone and another for alprazolam.


Harboring fugitive

On Wednesday at 1:46 p.m., officers went to a home in the 300 block of E. Ninth, looking for Juan Nila, 30, who had several warrants for his arrest. 

According to the police report, an officer knocked at the front door and met Karissa Arensdorf, 23.

Another officer at the rear of the home saw Nila pushing out a window screen in an effort to escape. That officer took custody of Nila as he was crawling out the window.

Inside the home, police saw baggies in plain view with white residue that appeared to be meth, Deal said. 

Arensdorf was charged with meth possession, and also charged with being an accessory to a felony by harboring Nila.  

Deal said police contacted Arensdorf on Jan. 26 while looking for Nila, and warned her that she would be arrested if she harbored him. 

Deal said Nila was apparently staying with Arensdorf and she did nothing to alert them. 

Also on Jan. 26, police found drug paraphernalia in the home, and took a hair sample of Arensdorf’s one-year-old child. The hair later tested positive for meth and the child was removed from the home by the department of health and human services. Arensdorf was cited for child abuse.  

The accessory charge against Arensdorf is a misdemeanor, since Nila was wanted for class 4 felonies – violating the terms of his bond – and an accessory charge is always one level below the original offender's charge. 

Arensdorf was in jail for a day and came up with the required 10% of a $25,000 bond, according to sheriff’s records.

Nila is held without bond. The original charges against him were drug possession and distribution.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 2/24/2017
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