A Superior man will spend two years on probation and must pay for damaging more than 500 feet of fence earlier this year.
Dylan J. Rose, 21, was sentenced to probation in Gage County Court on five charges, including two counts of attempted criminal mischief, two counts second-degree trespassing and leaving the scene of an accident.
As part of the sentencing, he will also have to pay restitution totaling $4,427 to a homeowner and Hidden Acres Golf Course for the February incident.
Rose told Judge Rick Schreiner before sentencing many of his issues can be traced to alcohol abuse and that he’s seeking help.
Before pronouncing the sentence, Schreiner encouraged Rose to stay positive and change his life for the better.
“Some folks hang their head when they finally determine that they’re an alcoholic and think that their life is over,” he said. “I’m here to tell you that it’s not. If you embrace the solutions that have been placed in front of you, you’re life has just begun. You will go places, see things and help people you never thought you could.”
The incident occurred in the area of Southwest 61st and West Lilac roads. Law enforcement was alerted to the incident following a report that a pickup was stuck in a creek.
The reporting party told deputies that he heard a gunshot from his residence and went outside to see a pickup driving near the residence.
Gage County Court documents state that as the man was trying to get a plate number, the pickup turned into a field and turned off its lights to hide from him.
The vehicle then got stuck in a small creek in the area.
Court documents state that Rose, the driver, had been drinking.
A passenger said they were coyote hunting and did not have permission to be on the property.
A large piece of white fencing was in the back of the truck, and due to recent mailbox vandalism the two were questioned about the material.
Rose said he was removing fence from a property earlier and it was leftover from that, according to court documents.
Near West Lilac Road and Highway 136, around one mile south of Southeast Community College, matching fence material was found on the road. A large amount of fencing was damaged in the area, and appeared to have been intentionally driven over.
More than 500 feet of fence was damaged, and the owner said it wasn't broken earlier that evening.
Deputies also found pieces of fence in the grill of the truck, and Rose later admitted to driving through the fence.