Lincoln Man Pleads No Contest to Fatal Crash Charges

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Jefferson Potter

Jefferson Potter

(AP) — A 29-year-old Lincoln man who was out on parole when prosecutors say he stole a truck and caused a fatal crash has pleaded no contest to three charges in the case.

Jefferson Potter entered the pleas Friday in Douglas County District Court to manslaughter, theft and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Police say Potter was speeding while driving a stolen pickup and trailer that collided in June with several other vehicles. Jennifer Siemens, of Bellevue, was a passenger in one of the vehicles hit and died from her injuries.

Police say Potter climbed out of the pickup and fled but was caught and held by witnesses.

He will remain in jail until he’s sentenced on Jan. 7.