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Chad E. Hall

Convicted felon Chad E. Hall of Hershey was arrested Friday after sheriff's deputies found more than two dozen weapons at his home.

Hall, 38, had 21 long guns, including several assault weapons, plus seven pistols and a large flare gun locked in a gun safe in his home at 604 East Second in Hershey, according to a sheriff's statement.

At least one of the assault weapons is believed to be fully automatic, the sheriff said.

Investigators searched Hall's home after they found credible evidence that he had at least one firearm and possibly some other stolen items.

Hall served from August 2006-May 2009 in the state pen for five counts of burglary. He was released on parole. He has been arrested in Lincoln County nine times since 2006 for burglary, as well as shoplifting and possession of a stolen firearm, according to sheriff's records.

This time, the firearms were found in Hall's garage and house. Many were in a large gun safe that was opened with the help of a locksmith.

The investigation continues and additional charges will be forthcoming, the sheriff said. Hall is a suspect in other thefts in North Platte and Lincoln County.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 1/12/2013
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