Log In or Register
HomeLocal NewsState NewsSportsOpinionObituariesAgriculture
Quick Links
  Home
  My Bulletin
  Contact The Bulletin

Marketplace
  Display Ads
  Classifieds
  Dir. of Advertisers

Opinion

Mail: Domina supports social security

Mail: Republican for Domina

More opinion

Ag News

Results of 4S Goat Expo in North Platte

Drought-stricken ranchers, farmers get more time to replace livestock

More Ag News


Email Article | Print Article
News - Local News
 
Police catch North Platte man who ran awayTell North Platte what you think
 
Courtesy Photo­Image
Gregory M. Skinner

Gregory Skinner, 36, ran from the cops Wednesday after a North Platte police officer on patrol routinely checked the license plate of the pickup he was driving.

NebraskaLand National BankYou've got a
facebook Request!
CLICK HERE!

Skinner pulled his blue Chevy pickup into the Kwik Stop on Rodeo Road at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday.

The routine license plate check showed the plate was registered to a Ford. The officer pulled into the Kwik Stop lot. As he got out to approach the pickup, the driver jumped out and ran away, according to the police report.

Other officers responded, found the man and ordered him to stop without any initial success. He continued to run. Eventually he was found hiding along a fence in the area of 10th and Washington and taken into custody without further trouble.

The man was identified as Skinner and investigators discovered he was driving on a suspended driver's license.

Skinner was taken to jail. He was searched during booking, where a pill identified as Adderall was found in his wallet. He was charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and DUS.

Ironically, the initial investigating officer found out later that the plate did match the vehicle after all. An error was made when the plate was first checked, police spokesman John Deal said.

Skinnerwas arraigned Friday. He asked for a public defender and his bond was set at $5,000.

Adderall is normally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. But, healthy students and professionals are using it, thinking it enhances performance, focus, concentration and memory. The drug does not actually make people smarter though, they just think they are.

According to a study from the University of Pennsylvania, students who took Adderall did not perform better on tests of cognitive function.


Like this story to send to your facebook

The North Platte Bulletin - Published 11/1/2013
Copyright © 2013 northplattebulletin.com - All rights reserved.
Flatrock Publishing, Inc. - 1300 E 4th St., Suite F - North Platte, NE 69101
 
Show me Talk Back during this visit
 
 


Copyright © 2003 - 2014 northplattebulletin.com
All rights reserved.

Flatrock Publishing, Inc.
1300 E 4th St., Suite F
North Platte, NE 69101

 
Your Ip Address - 54.234.74.85
North Platte, Nebraska