NP Man Charged with Felony After Pawning Handgun

Donald William Broeder

Donald William Broeder

A North Platte man faces a felony charge after pawning a handgun.

North Platte Police launched an investigation into a locally pawned handgun on Wednesday, April 17.

Following the investigation, it was discovered that the gun had been pawned by Donald Broeder, 56, of North Platte.

Broeder was convicted of a felony approximately 35 years ago.

Investigators arrested Broeder and charged him with Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

He was processed at the Lincoln County Detention Center and released.

  • ouch

    that’s sooo stupid because of a felony 35 years ago he can’t have a gun??? seems harsh but i guess to the justice system a felon is a felon no matter how long ago something happens.

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  • hmmm

    Some how i fear the money he was given for the pawn went for booze instead of paying his bills

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  • momof3

    When you are convicted of a felony, you loose your right to possess firearms. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time (without a gun)

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  • angler

    I question why he was booked and released??? Is this standard procedure??? I don’t recall seeing felons in possession being released in the past.

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    • Susan

      I don’t think that he had possession any longer. The article states that he had pawned the gun.

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    • oldman3066

      I agree with you. Why waste money on processing if you are going to turn around and release him? Good question for the Sheriff to answer to.

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  • http://yahoo wendell

    get the facts before you make IDIOTIC statements. your no better you have all broken the law in some fashion, u just haven’t been caught yet.

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