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At around 12:20 a.m. Sunday, a police officer went to Wal-Mart Super Center to check out a report of shoplifting.

The store staff said that Brian Miller, 21, of Maxwell, tried to leave the store without paying for a 40” flat screen television. Following further investigation, police determined there was probable cause to charge Miller for theft by shoplifting.

The value of the television was just over $500, making the alleged theft a felony.


Three men, disturbance

At around 1 a.m. Friday, police went to the Days Inn, 3102 S. Jeffers, to check out a report that several men were drinking alcohol and yelling loudly in their room.

When officers made contact, they found Roger Roose, 40, who had active warrants for his arrest.

Roose had failed to appear in Lincoln County Court three times for violation of a protection order, intimidation by phone and criminal mischief. He was placed under arrest, police spokesman Rodney Brown said.

While taking Roose into custody, Jacob Hughes, 24, began yelling and refused to follow the police officers’ directions,  Brown said.

At one point, Hughes lunged at one of the officers. He was arrested, charged with obstructing an officer, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.

A third man in the room, David Hughes, 39, then confronted the police and interferred with the arrests, Brown said.  

After several failed attempts to calm David Hughes, he too was taken into custody for obstructing an officer. All three men – Roose, Jacob Hughes and David Hughes -- were taken to the Lincoln County Jail.  

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 3/24/2014
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