Posted 9 months ago
By Scott Carlson
No tail lights and a shotgun lead to the arrest of a 35-year-old Hershey man.
An officer with the North Platte Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a pickup just before 9:00 pm Saturday night, after noticing its tail lights weren’t working properly.
Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer observed a shotgun between the driver, Gregory Skinner and a passenger.
After running a records check on Skinner, the officer learned that an active domestic abuse protection order prohibited Skinner from carrying a gun and placed him under arrest.
A subsequent search of the Skinner revealed a small amount of marijuana.
According to Lincoln County Detention Center records, Skinner was charged with Carrying a Prohibited Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Narcotic Equipment, two counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking and Intimidation by Phone.