Man gets jail time after getting caught during Grand Island burglary

Salvador Posada (Hall County Corrections)

A man who got in a fight after getting caught stealing tools out of a Grand Island home will face time in jail.

Judge Mark Young sentenced 34-year-old Salvador Posada to one to six years in jail with credit for nine days served after pleading no contest to burglary and second-degree assault. Other charges including use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana were all dropped in a plea deal.

Grand Island police said Posada was arrested on March 20 after a homeowner caught him stealing tools out of his unoccupied house on South Street.

Officers said when they arrived, the victim was trying to hit the suspect with a shovel.

Police said the homeowner caught Posada in the act and grabbed a shovel, but Posada hit the homeowner with the shovel at some point during the scuffle.

When officers arrived, they said Posada was in his truck and the homeowner had smashed out the driver's side window with the shovel.

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