MADISON (AP) - A northeast Nebraska man convicted of an attempted felony has been sentenced to three years of probation - and no dating.
Authorities say 21-year-old Jeffrey Hoadley, of Carroll, helped plan the Dec. 5 burglary of an auto parts store, but backed out as he and an accomplice approached the business. Hoadley was initially charged with burglary, but he pleaded guilty in June to the lesser offense. On Friday, Judge Mark Johnson sentenced Hoadley to three years' probation and a 120-day jail term that could be waived if he successfully completes the terms of his probation - including an order not be involved in any romantic relationships during his probation. In explaining the condition, the judge told Hoadley, "You need to focus on you."