Court Updates: Harrell’s attorney files response

One of the three teens involved in an April 2017 Sabetha High School break-in is still appealing the sentence he was given in November 2017 for his role in the incident.

Seth Harrell, 18, of Sabetha previously received a sentence of 10 days in jail, probation for 24 months, restitution in the amount of $1,011.47, and 200 hours of community work service. Harrell’s attorney objected to the Court imposing any community work service.

At Harrell’s Dec. 7, 2017, appearance, the court ordered both parties to file any motions relating to the appeal by Feb. 1, 2018. According to Nemaha County Attorney Brad Lippert, Harrell’s attorney filed a response to the State’s Motion to Dismiss the Appeal, along with a Motion to Enforce Plea Agreement.

As of Monday, Feb. 5, no date has been set for a hearing on the motions already filed or for the appeal itself.

This sentence stems from an incident in which Harrell, along with 19-year-old Marcus Jackman and 20-year-old Grant Meyer, also of Sabetha, broke into Sabetha High School and caused approximately $1,300 in damage when they spray painted and used markers to write several racist, hate-based, vulgar messages in the shop area, halls and commons area. The trio also damaged and stole candy from a vending machine during the break-in.

Jackman and Meyer were given the same sentence as Harrell in October 2017. Neither one appealed their sentence.

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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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