Attorney says 'N-word' triggered jailhouse fight in Falls City
FALLS CITY – Sentences in multiple cases involving a high speed chase, driving while revoked, jailhouse fight and possession of THC were handed down Tuesday in Richardson County District Court.
Davionne Starks-Briggs, 24, of Omaha was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for 165 days already served. He was fined $600 for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and misdemeanor traffic offenses on June 12.
Starks-Briggs was also fined $250 for attempted assault of an inmate at the Richardson County jail.
Defense Attorney Steven Mercure told the judge that Starks-Briggs was provoked to strike the inmate when the “N word” was used.
The county prosecutor reduced charges Tuesday against Emilio Marquez, 20, of Shubert to attempted assault for the fight with Starks-Briggs on July 10.
Starks-Briggs apologized for the trouble at Tuesday’s sentencing. He said he is motivated to be a better father for his three children.
Judge Julie Smith said Starks-Briggs caused a dangerous, high-speed pursuit and revoked his license for a year.
Lucas Vice, 38, of Falls City was sentenced Monday to 18 months probation for driving while his license was revoked in April.
Deputy Richardson County Attorney Samantha Scheitel told the court at sentencing that Vice’s criminal history is reflective of driving offenses that explain why his license has been revoked.
A Richardson County sheriff’s deputy told the court he stopped Vice when he saw him driving despite a 15-year license revocation.
Luis Loza, 20, of York was sentenced to two days in jail and a $1,000 fine for attempted possession of concentrated THC in a Highway 75 traffic stop on July 6.