Mattison suspect in additional cases in Hall, Platte counties

In addition to charges related to an officer-involved shooting in Hastings, Anthony Mattison...
In addition to charges related to an officer-involved shooting in Hastings, Anthony Mattison also faces charges in cases from Hall and Platte counties.(Adams County Jail/KSNB)
Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 4:28 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The man implicated in an officer-involved shooting in Hastings also faces charges in three other cases in Hall and Platte counties.

Prosecutors have charged Anthony Mattison, 33, in two separate cases in Hall County. In one case he is charged with operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and driving under suspension. Court records show that a Grand Island police officer approached Mattison Aug. 26 at L.E. Ray park after the 11:00 p.m. curfew. When the officer went back to her cruiser to check Mattison’s record, he allegedly drove away at a high rate of speed westbound on Highway 34.

In the other Hall County case, Mattison is charged with felony theft more than $5,000. Court records show that on Sept. 16, he took a car for a test drive from a Grand Island used car dealership and never returned. Later the vehicle was found damaged in Harvard.

The body of Jasmine Garnett, 25, of Columbus was found earlier this week just east of Harvard. She went missing Sept. 16 and her family claims that Mattison was one of the last people she was with. Authorities suspect foul play.

Mattison is also charged in Platte County with felony theft more than $5,000, also involving a stolen car. Court records show Mattison borrowed a car June 23 and had promised to return it later that day. Two days later, the car still had not been returned. The formal charge indicates that car was missing for at least five days.

Hearing dates on all three cases are pending, based on a check of records in the Nebraska court database.