Man accused of high-level felonies related to kidnapping and assault sees charges reduced to one misdemeanor

YORK – Timothy Hawkins of Carleton, Nebraska, has been given a plea agreement in which high level felonies related to kidnapping and assault have been amended to one misdemeanor.

His change of plea was entered this week in York County District Court.

He was initially accused of taking a York woman against her will and beating her. It was alleged in court documents the female victim suffered “a ruptured right ear drum and a concussion.” It was alleged he held her against her will in his vehicle while he repeatedly hit and punched her.

He was initially charged with kidnapping, a Class 1A felony; first degree assault, a Class 2 felony; and criminal mischief, a Class 1 misdemeanor. As part of the plea agreement, all the charges were amended to one count of third-degree domestic assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

He is now facing a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail.

Sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 26.


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