Grand Island teenager jailed for August shooting

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska (Nebraska) – A teenager arrested last summer after shooting at Grand Island police has been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for five felony counts.

On Wednesday, a judge sentenced 18-year-old Favion Lara to 30 to 50 years for conspiracy to commit a felony. Using a lethal weapon to commit a crime. Sentences of 15 to 30 years will be served simultaneously or simultaneously, but after serving 30 to 50 years on conspiracy charges.

Lara was accused of shooting Grand Island cops while they were serving a warrant last August on Louise Street.

Hall County Court records show Grand Island Police issued a search warrant for a house on the 500 block of West Louise Street on August 5. officers. The affidavit states that Lara got out of the car and shot twice at the police, apparently trying to prevent them from searching the house. Lara then returned to the car and Cervantes drove away.

Cervantes, 17, of Alda, is charged with 17 felony counts in connection with the incident, including six counts of using a deadly weapon to commit a crime, two counts of attempted assault in the first degree on a peace officer, two counts of aiding a felony, two counts of terrorist threats, two counts of unlawful use of a firearm, and one count each of conspiracy to commit a felony, delivering a controlled substance, and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.

Cervantes will appear in court on April 10 at a plea hearing. A jury trial has been scheduled for May 1.

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