Nebraska State Patrol

EFFINGTON COUNTY GEORGIA - A man suspected of first degree sexual assault in Wayne County three years ago was recently arrested in Georgia.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, investigators working with the United States Marshals Service violent offender task force arrested the man.

Benjamin Gardner was arrested in Effington County Georgia without incident.

Gardner was lodged and will be held pending extradition back to Nebraska.

In other news

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The lethal injection protocol that was used to execute a Nebraska prisoner last year has survived a legal challenge from death penalty opponents who had hoped to overturn it to prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment.