According to a Media Release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), on the afternoon of January 11, Deputies from the LCSO, with assistance from the North Platte Police Department, executed a search warrant at 604 E. 2nd Street in Hershey. The home’s resident was Chad E. Hall. LCSO Investigators had developed information that Hall, a convicted felon, was in possession of at least one firearm and other stolen items.
Upon executing the warrant, Deputies and Officers located firearms both in the garage and in the residence. A large gun safe was found and eventually open with the assistance of a lock smith. After opening the safe, a large stash of firearms were found, including twenty one long guns (several of which were assault weapons), seven pistols and a large flare gun. At least one on the assault rifles is believed to be fully automatic.
Hall was located in North Platte and arrested for being a felon in possession of firearms. The investigation continues, and authorities expect additional charges to be filed. He was booked into the Lincoln County Detention Center and remains in custody. Hall is also a suspect in numerous theft cases in North Platte and Lincoln County, according to LCSO officials.