Rural Curtis man sentenced in felony child abuse

Rural Curtis man sentenced in felony child abuse
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May 13th, 2024 | KRVN News

A rural Curtis man was sentenced to 36 months of probation in Frontier County District Court after being found guilty of one count of Child Abuse With No Injury. The charge is a Class 3a Felony.

The sentence was handed down on April 24, 2024 to 47-year-old Matthew D. Farr. Details of the offense were not outlined in court records but, it occurred on September 1, 2023 according to one document.

In 2020, Farr began serving 48 months of probation following conviction on an amended charge of 2nd Degree Assault. He received an early discharge from that probation term in September 2021. That case stemmed from an incident on March 5, 2018 in which the Frontier County Sheriff’s Office and rescue personnel were called to the Farr residence near Curtis. A then 42-year-old woman had been run over by the back dual tires of a Ford F-250 pickup driven by Farr. The woman was assessed at the scene as having multiple life-threatening injuries and was transported to Great Plains Health in North Platted by ambulance and later flown to a hospital in Omaha.

A court report by a Frontier County Sheriff’s Deputy indicates that the couple had been arguing in the pickup when Matthew allegedly reached over to open the door and pushed her out of the pickup. The pickup then went forward and stopped on top of her and then eventually moved off of her.


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