Adams County convict in more trouble in North Platte

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A North Platte woman convicted in a convenience store robbery in Juniata now faces felony charges in North Platte.

Renee Weigel, 21, was convicted of felony child abuse, because her eight-month-old child was in the car she was driving to flee the scene of an armed robbery at the Casey's store last December.

She was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in Adams County District Court.

Adams County Attorney Donna Daiss told Local4 that the sentencing was postponed because Weigel now faces new charges in North Platte.

A check of court records indicated that Weigel was arrested June 4 in North Platte in connection with a stolen firearms case. She's charged in Lincoln County with felony evidence tampering and aiding and abetting a felony. The affidavit indicates that Weigel was driving a vehicle connected to the theft of numerous firearms from a North Platte residence late May.

Two others were convicted and sentenced for the Juniata convenience store robbery.

Dusty Fitzke, 22, Juniata, had been charged with aiding and abetting a felony and with false reporting. Authorities believed Fitzke texted information to Clayton Robinson before the robbery. At the time, Fitzke worked at the convenience store.

The Adams County Attorney said the felony charge was dropped in exchange for Fitzke's no contest plea on false reporting. He's been sentenced to 12 months probation.

Clayton Robinson, 20, was convicted of felony robbery. Court records indicate he pled no contest to the charge. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The items stolen from the convenience store included $1,000 cash and two cartons of cigarettes.