The Douglas County Sheriff's Department says due to nature of the Anthony Garcia case, certain security measures will be in place when he appears for his preliminary hearing on Wednesday morning.
The increased security measures include:
· A more focused law enforcement presence in and around the courthouse.
· 100% screening of all persons entering the courtroom to include wants and warrants checks. Persons wishing to enter the courtroom must present a valid photo ID.
· No loitering by persons not having business in the area of the courtroom.
· Entry into the courtroom will not be allowed while the hearing is in session.
Individuals wishing to attend the preliminary hearing are strongly encouraged to arrive at least thirty minutes early to allow time for the increased security screening checks.
Seating in the courtroom is on a first come first served basis. Persons will not be allowed to enter the courtroom after all seats are filled.
Garcia is accused of killing four people with ties to the Creighton University Pathology department over a seven year period.