Kenesaw teen gets jail, probation for home invasion

Victim violently attacked but fought back
Casey Cassell sentenced to jail, probation for home invasion.
Casey Cassell sentenced to jail, probation for home invasion.(Webster County Sheriff)
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 3:13 PM CST
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RED CLOUD, Neb. (KSNB) - The man behind a bizarre home invasion robbery last spring in Bladen is getting jail and probation for a felony robbery conviction.

Casey Cassell, 19, Kenesaw, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years probation in Webster County District Court in Red Cloud.

Cassell was arrested in June for breaking into a Bladen man’s home on May 5 to steal property and weapons. Court records indicate Cassell and two other juveniles beat the man and held him down while they stole weapons and other property. When they left the house, the man got a gun and fired shots after the suspects. No one was wounded and the suspects dropped most of what had been stolen.

Cassell was originally charged with felony robbery and misdemeanor assault. In September, he pleaded no contest and was convicted on the robbery charge. The assault charge was dropped.

State statutes indicate that the max penalty for felony robbery is 50 years in prison. Court records indicate that as part of his sentence the judge also ordered Cassell to write an apology to the victim and pay $212.10 restitution.

The two juveniles originally arrested with Cassell were referred to probation. Court records indicate at least three other juveniles were connected to the robbery.

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