- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - A Cheyenne County jury has found a man guilty of several felonies related to the threatening and terrorizing of a woman at a Sidney motel.

The Sidney Sun-Telegraph says a jury of five women and seven men found Jason Assad guilty Friday of the charges. They include first-degree false imprisonment, terroristic threatening and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

The victim told police that Assad had threatened to rape her, placed a knife to her throat and struck her repeatedly. Court documents say the victim had two black eyes and bruises on her body.

Assad’s attorney had argued in court that his client never threatened the woman or sought to terrorize her.

A sentence hearing has been set for May.

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