Theus Charged with DUI, Felon in Possession of Firearm

William Theus

William Theus

A North Platte man who is no stranger to law enforcement has been charged with another felony.

According to North Platte Police, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of First National Bank, 201 North Dewey, at around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.  It was reported that a black Ford Explorer was witnessed running over a curb and having difficulty parking.

Upon arrival, officers found the Explorer parked in the middle of the lot.

Officers made contact with the driver, 27-year-old William Theus, and removed him from the vehicle.  Police say Theus was unsteady on his feet and slurring his speech.

A pat search revealed a glass pipe which contained a white powdery residue, and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a .22 caliber rifle.

Theus, who has an extensive criminal record in Lincoln County dating back to 2007, was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of drugs and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He is being held at the Lincoln County Detention Center without bond.