A Fremont woman connected with an attempted murder entered into a plea agreement Monday morning in Dodge County District Court under the supervision of Judge John Samson.
Andria N. Cady, 36, of Fremont, pleaded no-contest and was found guilty of aiding and abetting assault in the first degree, a Class II felony; Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass said. Cady faces 1-50 years in prison for the offense. No sentencing agreement has been made, he said.
Through the agreement, an additional charge of being an accessory to a felony, a Class IV felony, was dropped. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 16, 2018. Cady is being represented by attorney Leo J. Eskey.
Andria Cady and two co-defendants, William D. Cady, 33, of Dodge City, Kan., and Jacob Cross, 44, of Fremont were arrested in June 2016 for their involvement in the attempted murder of Jason Marty, 42, of Fremont.
Glass said that Cross accepted a plea agreement some time ago and was sentenced to spend 2 years in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services for being an accessory to a felony, a Class IV felony. William Cady pleaded not-guilty in August 2016 to numerous charges, including: attempted first-degree murder, using a weapon to commit a felony, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, tampering with a witness and false reporting.
“He has still pleaded not guilty, no other agreements have been made,” Glass said. “ He still has to come back to court and it will either get set for trial or a plea agreement will be made; but it needs to get moving.”
On June 5, 2016, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office released information saying that William Cady, Andria Cady and Cross attempted to rob/assault Jason Marty.
Deputies were dispatched at 4:30 a.m. to BP Fuel Express, 1305 E. Morningside Road, in reference to a man who had driven to the location after sustaining gunshot wounds.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered that Marty drove his gray 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup truck near the front entrance of the business where he was found.
Marty was transported by the Fremont Rescue Squad to Fremont Health Medical Center and later taken via helicopter to Nebraska Medicine in Omaha where he was operated on and was able to make a recovery.
An investigation led to the discovery that Marty was shot while his vehicle was at a rural location approximately 2 miles southeast of Fremont. He then drove by himself to the gas station.
Released information says that William Cady and Andria Cady (William’s estranged wife), Jacob Cross and another male were together in a vehicle driven by William Cady.
While riding in the vehicle, Andria Cady was in contact with Marty, with whom she had been in a relationship for the past couple months, via phone and text message. Arrangements were made to meet at the location southeast of Fremont and discuss an argument from a few days prior.
The investigation showed that William Cady and Andria Cady conspired to arrange the meeting with Marty for the purpose of robbery and/or assault.
William Cady parked the vehicle on the side of the gravel road and exited the vehicle, while the other persons remained in the vehicle. As Marty arrived at the location and toward the parked car, William Cady began firing a .40-cal. handgun, striking both Marty and the vehicle. Marty then drove from the scene, colliding with a parked vehicle and a utility pole at a residence on Hills Farm Road before arriving at the BP Fuel Express.
The Douglas County Crime Scene Investigation Team was in charge of processing the scene and additional assistance was provided by the Nebraska State Patrol.