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Charges intensified Tuesday against two men allegedly involved in a knife attack in the 2300 block of East Sixth.

Todd M. Warren, 46, of North Platte, was arraigned for felony theft, second offense, on top of charges filed against him Jan. 23 -- terroristic threats, second-degree assault, resisting arrest.

Warren is also charged with being an habitual criminal.

Prosecutors say Warren assaulted an unnamed man who also had to fight off a machete attack by another man the alleged victim didn’t know.

Police said Tuesday that the second assailant was Eli Brown, 32. Brown was cited for third-degree assault.

Warren was first charged with attempted murder, but the charge was reduced before the day was over. Investigators said they also received conflicting information as to who possessed the knife.

Warren’s bond is set at $10,000 to run consecutively with the $10,000 bond on the Jan. 23 charges.

Brown has not appeared in court yet.


Jose Perez Jr., 30, of North Platte, stood for arraignment on a charge of sexual assault of a child. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 30 and bond is $50,000.

Perez allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old girl in the summer of 2011.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services received a complaint on the hotline on Jan. 17, according to a police report.

The girl’s mother said her daughter was fondled by Perez when the girl was on vacation, staying at the home where Perez lived.

The victim lives in New Mexico. She said she was touched in a sexual manner by Perez.

The Las Cruses N.M police helped with the investigation and handled the Child Advocacy Center interview with the victim, according to the North Platte police.

Perez was arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.


Phillip Tyan, 44, of North Platte was arraigned on charges of possession of Fentora, a narcotic pain medicine, as well as less than an ounce of marijuana and parole violation.

His bond was set at $25,000.

Tyan’s wife Latonya was arrested at the same time and charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and amphetamine. She bonded out the same day.

Fentora (Fentanyl) is a narcotic pain medicine used to treat pain from cancer that is not controlled by other medications, according to the website, drugs.com.

Pot on I-80

Michael Waldvogel, 26, of Osakis, Minn. was charged with possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. Because Waldvogel is from another state, Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull set his bond high at $50,000.

Waldvogel is scheduled to be back for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 30.

Waldvogel was stopped on I-80 10 miles east of North Platte by the Nebraska State Patrol for a traffic violation at around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. The trooper detected a strong odor of marijuana from the car, got permission to search and found 1.2 pounds of pot in the vehicle.

Along with Waldvogel, 19-year-old Alexander Claussen was arrested on the same charges.

Both men bonded out of jail, paying the required 10% of $50,000.


Scott Mehring was arraigned for assault with a deadly weapon and terroristic threats. His bond was set at $50,000.

Anthony Lee Bennett was arraigned for resisting an officer, assault of an officer, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver. His bond is also set at $50,000 and his preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 30.

Bennett and Mehring were both arrested Sunday after a rumble at an apartment complex in the 700 block of East Philip. Bennett tried to run away from police, but didn’t get far, according to the police report.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 1/28/2014
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