BEATRICE – Appearance bond has been set at $25,000 for a man arrested for alleged drug possession and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Shawn Huntington appeared in Gage County Court Monday. Further hearing was scheduled for November 28th. An attorney was appointed to represent Huntington, who according to a prosecutor is facing a pending theft case in district court.
Huntington was arrested over the weekend after law officers were acting on a tip that he was going to be hunting. The defendant is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Officers responding to a property where Huntington allegedly had parked his vehicle, observed the barrel of a rifle inside the vehicle. Officers said the weapon recovered was a Remington model seven rifle.
Authorities are recovered a small glass jar of a white crystal substance they determined to be methamphetamine.
In a separate case, appearance bond was reduced today from $25,000, to $15,000 for 23-year-old Kaleb Mullen, previously arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of burglar tools and theft by receiving stolen property. He was arrested after investigation into thefts from storage units in north Beatrice. Further hearing is scheduled for November 27th.
In a third case, Beatrice Police arrested 29-year-old Jimmy Haynes on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and child abuse. His court appearance bond is set at $5,000, with his next appearance set for December 5th. A nine-year-old boy was removed from the home, where the arrest was made. Officers found methamphetamine in an area that was accessible to the child.