Bayard Man Who Threatened Sheridan County Sheriff After Drunk Driving Arrests Gets A Year

Sheriff Jeff Brewer

    A 28-year-old Bayard man who threatened to fight Sheridan County Sheriff Jeff Brewer after he was arrested in June for drunk driving has been sentenced to a year in prison.

     Colby Bowers had pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to an amended felony charge of 3rd Offense Refusal To Submit to a Chemical Test. Under Nebraska’s good time law, he will be eligible for parole in 6 months.

       Court records show that Sheriff Brewer was dispatched to the Family Dollar Store in Rushville after a call that Bowers was being disruptive by directing racial slurs at customers. 

       Bowers had left the store and was driving when he was pulled over by the sheriff. After he was placed under arrested, Bowers threatened to fight Brewer after he got out of jail.

     The Rushville incident wasn’t Bowers first run-in with law enforcement. In 2019, he was arrested in Bayard after punching and biting a city police officer during an altercation.