PENDER NEBRASKA BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED TO SOUTH DAKOTA STATE PENITENTIARY TODAY
(Pierre)- Attorney General Larry Long announced today that Gregory A. Christiansen, 42, Pender Nebraska, was sentenced today to 7 years in prison with 4 years suspended for possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 1 year in county jail for contributing to the abuse and neglect of a child, with all time suspended. Additionally he was fined $3500 on both charges. Union County Circuit Court Judge Steven Jensen sentenced Christiansen, who is a co-owner of a local construction company.
Christiansen was stopped by the Union County Sheriff’s office on August 24, 2003 after a citizen complained that Christiansen was speeding through a construction zone on August 24, 2003 on Interstate 29, south of Elk Point where he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana.
The case was investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Mark Collins prosecuted the case for the state.