Swift justice for suspect arrested after Friday standoff in GI

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The man arrested after a two-hour police stand off in Grand Island Friday night appears to be cutting his losses.

David Martin, 29, Hastings, was arrested Friday night after a standoff that happened when law enforcement officers tried to serve a warrant at a residence near Eddy and John streets. Martin surrendered eventually, after police used so-called chemical munitions to force him from the residence.

Martin was one of three suspects wanted in a stolen credit card case. The credit card belonged to a Grand Island police officer. Court records indicate that Martin was involved in the theft, but did not actually use the stolen card. So he was charged with aiding and abetting a misdemeanor.

He was also charged with misdemeanor obstruction of a peace officer after Friday night's standoff.

Monday in Hall County Court, Martin pleaded no contest to both charges and a judge scheduled his sentencing date on December 19th.

If Martin gets the maximum penalties on both misdemeanors he could get up to 18 months in jail and a $2,000 fine.