An Argument Between Carnival Workers Lands an Indiana Man in Jail

Posted 2 years ago

By Scott Carlson

Stephen Terrell

Stephen Terrell

A scuffle between carnival workers resulted in an Indiana man getting free room and board at the Lincoln County Detention Center.

At around 12:45 p.m. on June 17, Officers with the North Platte Police responded to Great Plains Regional Medical Center on the report of a prior assault that occurred at the Wild West Arena.

Upon arrival, the 56-year-old male victim told police that 36-year-old Stephen Terrell had intentionally kicked him in the face causing him severe pain and serious injury.

The victim told Police that he and Terrell had both been working the Fun House at the carnival at the Arena when they became engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical.

Officers made contact with Terrell at the carnival, and following further investigation, they determined there was probable cause to arrest Terrell.  He was charged with 1st Degree Assault and transported to the jail.

1st Degree Assault is a Class II Felony.


  • Goodgosh

    This years NELand Carnival was full of a bunch of perverts and white trash. I was so disgusted.

    Current score: 7
  • Family mom

    I am not impressed! One of the carnival worker (30 year old man) was hitting on my 13 year old daughter!

    Current score: 1
  • The White Jesus

    Why do we continue to allow carnivals in our city? They are full of thieves, cheats and pedophiles.

    Current score: 1
    • oh no…..

      We don’t need carnivals for that. N.P. already has thieves, cheaters, and pedophiles. I have never taken my kids to the carnivals in town for the reasons stated in prior comments.

      Current score: 7
  • really

    Yes we should stop all fun. Kill America!!!!!!!!LOL

    Current score: 11
    • ok

      watch everyone burn!!

      Current score: 0
  • really

    Lighten up yes a better carinval would b nice but hey who cares we got horses.

    Current score: 1
  • Loaded Carny

    This piece of crap carnival received an F from the BBB. Way to go NLDs board. U dropped the ball on the carnival

    Current score: 15
  • ok

    one of the carneys posted a add on craiglist. it was flippin disgusting.

    Current score: 0
  • Kady

    Whats disturbing to me is that the carnivals ad stated they were cheaper and had more discounts/incentives for parents because they know that single parents struggle. It also says 1-3 tickets for rides yet most signs were 4 tickets. Atleast the $20 armband is worth the five or six rides for adults/older kids. Carnies have a bad rep anyway, I don’t think it matters what kind of rides they have or how non-white trash the carnival looks, there’s going to be one or two inappropriate men/women in the bunch.

    Current score: 4
  • me

    I remember a few months ago when the new carni people was announced. Everyone was so happy for new carni people. The grass isn’t always greener…….

    Current score: 2
  • Thomas

    This carnival is disgusting! The jerk that runs the tornado ride is very very rude and should have been knocked to the ground the evening he was rude to my 6 year old!

    Current score: 0
  • christina

    We had a carny FAMILY stay at my work for the last 5 days and the main guy was rude and perverted. They checked out this morning and I walked into a hell hole. Condoms, poop, vomit, rotten food. It smelled God awful. The thing that traumatized me was they had babies and younger kids with them. The main guy kept asking me to find him drugs even though after telling him numerous times that I don’t do drugs or drink he still persisted. What a nasty filthy disgusting group. I seriously came home and cried for those children. I had no idea people live like that and my life had been a rough one.

    Current score: 2
    • me

      At least they used condoms this time.

      Current score: 1