Fracas Leads to Felonies for NP Men

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Two North Platte men have been charged with multiple felonies following a fracas at a North Platte apartment complex.

According to Officer Rodney Brown,  at around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, officers with the North Platte Police Department responded to the report of an assault at the South Platte Terrace apartments in the 700 block of East Philip.

The caller, 55-year-old Roy Delise, alleged that, following an argument, 56-year-old Scott Mehring had brandished a large knife from a sheath he wore on his hip and threatened to kill him.  Delise told officers that Mehring then struck him in the head with the butt of the knife multiple times.  He said that while Mehring was striking him, the blade of the knife cut his hand.

An officer remembered seeing a male subject that matched Mehring’s description leaving the building as police arrived.

Officers were able to locate the subject thought to be Mehring, later identified as 37-year-old Anthony Bennett, outside the apartment building.

When officers attempted to make contact with Bennett, he fled on foot towards Sunmart, 601 E. Francis.

Officers pursued Bennett and were able to take him into custody following a brief struggle. Brown said that, during the struggle, an officer sustained a laceration to his knee when Bennett threw a cell phone at him.

During a search of Bennett’s person, officers located two plastic baggies full of prescription pills.  Additionally, they found a clear glass pipe containing a white powdery substance suspected to be methamphetamine.

Bennett was charged with 2nd degree assault on an officer (Class II felony), possession of Alprazoam (Class IV felony), possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (class IIA felony), resisting arrest (Class I misdemeanor), and possession of drug paraphernalia (infraction).

At the same time as officers were pursuing Bennett, they were able to locate the original suspect, Scott Mehring, east of South Platte Terrace near the entrance to Autumn Park Drive.

Officers determined there was probable cause to charge Mehring with terroristic threats (Class IV felony) and 2nd degree assault (Class II felony) for assaulting Delise.

Bennett and Mehring were transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center.

Following the investigation, offers determined that Delise had also assaulted Mehring.  He was cited for fighting by mutual consent and released.


  • concerned

    Did I miss something..where did Bennett get involved in this story.
    Maybe I will re-read it!

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    • http://northplattepost.com Scott Carlson

      Bennett wasn’t involved in the initial disturbance. An officer thought he may have matched the suspect’s description. When he ran from police, he committed a crime. Wrong place, wrong time. :)

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    • North Platte Post

      Wrong place, wrong time for Bennett. He committed a crime when he ran from police. He wasn’t involved in the initial disturbance.

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  • Guest

    It was pretty freakin hilarious seeing Anthony get tazed!!!!!!!!

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    • Lol

      That is awesome

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    • AMG

      He is far from a waste of air! I’m quite certain that i know him for who he is… rather then listening to hear say and BS gossip!! I stand beside and fight for those i love!!

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      • Guest

        I too know him. He was a very good friends with an ex of mine. But there’s a reason he’s an ex and a reason I think he’s a waste of space. Possibly because of his rap sheet. If you truly know him for who he is, then you’d realize that his track record speaks against him =)

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      • Clean City Kangaroo

        AMG, defending him only shows the caliber of person you are. Publicly defending him is foolish at best on your part. He has been a drain and non-productive is whole life.

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        • AMG

          So, because I’m not hiding my identity behind a screen name…that makes me foolish? It’s been close to a year that we have been together… every one knows who I am. I’m not ashamed to voice my opinion and step up when people are bashing on my boyfriend. Can you tell me that you would not do the same if the tables were turned? AMG

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          • LovinIt

            Wow, after getting busted with meth paraphinilia I can’t believe you threw that out there. All I have to say is good luck to you and if you’re going down the same road I hope you get help because he got lucky with just these charges and not more. He deserves it, if you’re his GF then maybe you need to look up his rap sheet!!

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          • Bennett

            My rap sheet goes along ways, but I’ll tell you this im no punk and dont take no s**t from anyone. In fact there use to be a lot of people like that, but not anymore all punk a** sh*t talking people like yourself. Pray on the bad but not on the good I have done…. pathetic cowards……

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          • Pete North

            AMG the majority of good people would never get themselves invovled in a pathetic mess like Bennett. No one of any decency would associate with this type of bottom feeding scum. U are just telling the public what kind of person u are.

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          • AMG

            Really?? Do you know me personally Pete? I highlY doubt it. If so then why dont you go right ahead and tell us what “kind” of person i am. Judging me now? Unlike yourself i am not commenting behind a screen name. AMG (Angela)

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          • Lulu

            I don’t think “Pete North” is commenting behind a screen name. AMG is pretty basic as it gets. I don’t know who you are, so maybe you should rephrase, because I don’t hang around low life druggies. Apparently you are Angela: girlfriend of Anthony.
            The more drug addicts they get off the streets the better, if you can’t follow the rules begone with you.
            Although I think there should be some sort of rehabilitation program here for all the addicts and criminals. What good is jailing them for a while or putting them on probation, when they will just go back to the same ‘ol habits?

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          • AMG

            Yes, I’m Anthony’s girlfriend and the last name is…”Granata” Is that specific enough? The only only one in the state as a matter of fact.
            Unlike those posting negative and degrading comments on here about him…I myself know & have seen the kind, loving and intelligent side of this man. Nobody is perfect, we’re all humans and make mistakes. Sometimes it takes several times making the same mistakes to learn and gain knowledge from them.
            I don’t appreciate the name calling and sarcastic remarks being said. I’m not on here to cause hate and/or discontent. I’m simply speaking up for someone I love & care about. I am finished commenting now as I feel that I’ve made my point clear.

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          • LovinIt

            He is a repetitive criminal at 37 ever since, what did that article from the tires say, age 15?! He’s never going to learn nor change. He’s never been punished enough to know if that will change him, so it’s worth a try. The name calling comes from him being on meth and attacking a cop. No one gives a sh*t if he’s a “nice” person to you, we care about our kids being around that. What if he went on a meth craze and hurt a kid?? It’s not all about you two, it’s about the people he can, and eventually will, hurt that are innocent. Time to clean this town up, no exceptions.
            And I know the loser, he is NOT a nice person at all. Controlling with a bad temper. Have fun visiting him in Lincoln!! (Hopefully)

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          • AMG

            From the sounds of it ( your comment about the “tires” article ) you have kept close tabs on him! Lol! Stalk people you dont like much??!!
            As for you saying he was on Meth…you are wrong! He wasn’t and he doesn’t do the sh*t!!
            You know who I am….anytime you’d like to discuss any further B.S. on my boyfriend i’m game! Later Hater!!! AMG … Angela

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          • Tootsielou

            i agree with you 100%

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  • who

    It says that they picked up Bennet because he matched the description of Mehring? I think NPPD needs a better vision insurance plan. Ray Charles could see there is no resemblance between those two!

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  • Hugh A. Nus

    Bennet needs his worthless @ss sent back to the pen. He is nothing but a waste of air and not a productive member of society !!

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  • Star Gazer

    Hilarious seeing Anthony get tased, huh??! Doesnt take much to amuse a simple mind then does it?!!!

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    • Guest

      Actually, very far from a simple mind. I know him personally and I think he got what he deserved. Thanks for your input though. I wouldn’t throw stones in a glass house sweetheart.

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  • LovinIt

    He got tazed?! Wish I could of seen that. I too know more of a side to him than a I wish to. Those of you sticking up for him are either the ones buying drugs from him or still believing into his lies about being a “model citizen”. More like the right place at the RIGHT time, he needs taken away for good. Just hope the good ol judicial system of NP doesn’t let it slip again!!!

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  • PB

    With a good lawyer Anthony Bennett should get off on every charge. The police had no reason to suspect him of a crime. He did not match the description, so his running should not have mattered. I am not justifying anything he did, but without being suspected of a crime, which anyone with good vision could tell he was not the right guy, his running was not wrong.

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    • LovinIt

      The cops around here know him very well. I’m sure all they did was try to ask him questions since he lives in south platte terrace with his mommy and he took off. There could be more to the story. He’s where he deserves to be, that’s all that most on here care about judging by his hot sheet comments

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      • Bennett

        Your write he did ask a ? He asked if I called. I told him no, then he came back out of the apartments aiming his little tazor at me and tried sticking his hands in my coat, I then ran. I did nothing wrong. Do your research. Believe the bulletin, we all know how f**ked up they are. Goodd day fool….

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  • Tootsielou

    This guy’s been testing the system now for years. Time to go bye-bye to the big house.
    He is a parasite and needs to be stepped on.

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  • snw

    Not same height! Like 4 to 5 inches difference

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