A Minatare couple is facing serious felony charges stemming from an investigation that began after a bad rollover accident last month.
When deputies were on the scene of the crash, they found several boxes of ammunition and a digital scale with cocaine residue on it.
The driver of the vehicle- 22-year-old Zachery Adams of Minatare- is a convicted felon and unable to own weapons. During the course of the investigation, deputies found that back in June, Zachery Adams and girlfriend Elysabeth Dally went to Murdoch’s with his brother Trevor Adams and his girlfriend Morgan Lee to look at guns.
Zachery Adams requested to see one of the rifles, held the firearm and gave it back. Later that day the four returned, with Lee purchasing the gun. The following day Dally purchased the gun from Lee in what investigators say was a ‘straw purchase’ in an effort to get the rifle in the hands of Adams.
Passengers in the vehicle following the rollover that Adams had been eager to go to the country that night to go shooting, but several advised him that was a bad idea, knowing that he was a convicted felon and on probation. They also told deputies that it was Dally who brought the rifle from the bedroom into the car trunk before they hit the road.
Following the rollover, one of the injured passengers told investigators that he saw Adams walking away from the wreckage with the rifle to conceal it from first responders who were en route.
Dally was arrested on Wednesday on charges of Aiding and Abetting a Felon in Possession of a Firearm (1D Felony), Accessory to Felony (4 Felony), and Possession of a Controlled Substance- Cocaine (4 Felony).
Adams is charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (1D Felony) and Tampering with Physical Evidence (4 Felony). That’s in addition to the driving charges of: DUI- Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Procuring Alcohol for Minors, DUS, and Willful Reckless Driving.
Dally is being held on a $350,000 bond at 10% and will make her first appearance on her charges on Friday in Scotts Bluff County Court.
Adams was arraigned on the charges last Friday in Scotts Bluff County District Court. He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges, and his case has been set for December jury term.