MADISON, Neb. — A special meeting was held on Wednesday evening after utilities superintendent Jim Lewis was charged with two felonies in Madison County Court.

According to court documents, the charges allege Jim Lewis from Jan. 1, 2022 through May 26, 2022 exercised control over moveable property of another worth more than $5,000.

The complaint from the State of Nebraska also alleges Lewis tampered with a witness or informant.

The felony charge is a Class IIA felony and the tampering charge is a Class IV felony.

A Class IIA felony is punishable by 20 years in prison while a Class IV felony is punishable by two years in prison.

The complaint was brought up by Madison County Attorney Joseph Smith and Nebraska on Aug. 8.

According to court documents, Lewis was arraigned on Aug. 8 and was informed of his rights.

The complaint stems from a state auditor’s report on May 26.

Lewis’ next court hearing is set for Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison County Courtroom.

While county attorney Joe Smith attended the meeting, the case was not discussed during the special meeting.