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A NEBRASKA WOMAN WILL BE SENTENCED LATER THIS MONTH FOR A VEHICLE THEFT CHARGE IN NORTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.  SAMANTHA NELSON OF HASTINGS WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF FELONY THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, A LEVEL NINE NON PERSON FELONY.  THAT CHARGE WAS IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER 30TH 2011 INCIDENT.  NELSON WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN MAGISTRATE COURT.  AT HER HEARING IN DISTRICT COURT, SHE PLED GUILTY TO THE FELONY THEFT CHARGE.  A PRE-SENTENCE REPORT AND CRIMINAL HISTORY WILL BE DONE.  NELSON WILL BE SENTENCED AUGUST 27TH, ACCORDING TO NORTON COUNTY ATTORNEY DOUG SEBELIUS.  SHE REMAINS IN THE NORTON COUNTY JAIL.