NP Juvenile Facing Felony Charge After Fighting with Mom, Police

Posted 7 months ago

By Scott Carlson

north_platte_patchA 17-year-old North Platte boy is facing a felony charge after he fought with his mom and police.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, officers responded to the report a an uncontrollable juvenile in the 800 block of South Belmont at around 6:40 pm on Sunday.

The boy’s mother reported that her son became angry after being told he could not use the car.  In response, the teen allegedly threw his mom’s phone against the wall, causing damage to both the phone and the wall.

He then left the residence, according to Brown, and drove away in the car without the mother’s permission.

Moments after officers left, the mother advised that the boy had returned home on foot and stated that he had left the vehicle parked at an unidentified location.

The mother again called police and stated that the boy was claiming he was going to assault responding officers and not go willingly with them.

Staying true to his word, when officers returned, a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the boy and two officers fell off the porch and onto the ground.  Brown said both officers were injured.

Police were eventually able to subdue the boy and transport him to the Lincoln County Detention Center.

Brown said the boy attempted to damage the patrol car’s windows and interior during transport, and continued to fight with police and jail staff once at the jail.

In the end, the boy was charged with two counts of felony assault on an officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disturbing the peace, unauthorized use of a vehicle and being an uncontrollable juvenile.

The Post is choosing not to name the boy pending the filing  formal charges by the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office.


  • NE Resident

    All you have to do is read the hot sheet for today to get the name.

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  • theonewithnopic

    Didn’t you already name him on the hot sheets?

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  • for sure

    No surprise here, keep him out of the public schools, students and staff are put a risk everyday he is there!

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    • Troy Douglas

      I love it when people hide behind screen names. Their not big enough to talk crap with their real name.

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      • PEARL

        AINT THAT THE TRUTH TROY THIS TOWNS FULL OF FAKE PEOPLE WHO TALK A BIG GAME BEHIND A FAKE NAME !!! FYI ZACHS NEVER EVEN BEEN IN TROUBLE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL SO FOR SURE YOU ARE SAFE

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        • really

          Just like those officers were safe, right? He has beat up his mother many times, and he has bee in trouble at school from a very early age. How many RED FLAGS do you need?

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          • resident

            You act like he is the only one who has ever done this. You probably walk by tons everyday. Next time don’t be so quick to judge and be careful to who you judge; pretty sure people are judging you right back.

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          • really

            sure “tons”

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          • Troy Douglas

            Really once again stop hiding behind your screen name. O wait your the one that knows it all but really you don’t know nothing just like your name you really need to stop talking your making yourself look stupid.

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          • seriously?

            exactly.

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          • really

            I know right, “tons” of people fight with their mom to the point that she calls police, then calls back and warns them that he wants to hurt them, then beats on the car, then is physical with the jailers, and that just this incidence. However, many of us must be like that, right, funny how family will not see what others can.

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          • Jessica Huerta

            I dint call back to warn them anything! Always believing what you read. Haven’t any of you learned that stories get misinterpreted and changed.

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          • Jessica Huerta

            well you sure seem to know a lot! i was here and he was not physically assaulting them. He was resisting and the porch broke and they ALL fell off. He has not beat me up several times. ONCE, and was sent away for that. Really, the officers were safe.

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          • for sure

            I don’t have them confused, believe me. He beat you up ONCE and was sent off, and still this happens. It must not have worked or we wouldn’t be talking about this. That temper needs dealt with, hope this puts him on track!

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          • Jessica Huerta

            There is no denying he has a temper but don’t act like he is the only teen that has not followed their parents rules. If the system would offer us single parents help we wouldn’t be talking about this. I grounded him and he left the house. I guess no other kid has ever done that huh? He has also not been in trouble for aggressive behavior in the school setting so I don’t know why anyone is saying that. All of his problems are at home and with my rules. Dose he need a consequence?YES! But prison is not the answer. If it was then I know several kids who should be in prison for not listening to their parents or arguing back. Guess you have perfect kids!!!!!

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    • debbie

      You act like u really know this kid he is a good kid he’s not out doing drugs,drinking stealing and I suppose u have kids that are so perfect yeah right I highly doubt that u are very judgemental on a child that says a lot about ur maturity and intelligence grow up

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      • La La La

        He’s not out doing drugs, drinking or stealing, yet he’s muscling himself up and beckoning for a fight with the police after he steals a car and breaks property in the home, yet you label him a “good kid”? I cannot agree with you any less than I do. What would a kid have to do to be a bad kid in your definition?

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        • Jessica Huerta

          He didn’t steal a car. It was his car and he was suppose to be grounded from it. OMG! do none of you have anything better to do. Get a life!!!! He has a temper, I will give you that but over all he is a good kid.

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    • Jacob Hernandez-Trejo

      hes been in public schools all his life and hasnt done anything so y would he start maybe think before you say stuff…

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      • seriously?

        that’s not true and if you know this kid at all you know that’s not true.

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        • Resident

          Do you know him personally??

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          • Jacob Hernandez-Trejo

            jessica knows him personally…she lives with him and i kno him personally cause i grew up wit him since i was three

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        • Jessica Huerta

          seriously, don’t confuse him with his twin brother who has been in trouble all his life at school because he is autistic and no one in this community seems to know what to do with autism. maybe you could get educated at the puzzle walk in may :) Zach has not had any physical aggression issues with other students ever. Or has ever been sited for any fights with peers. So obviously you do not know what Huerta boy you are talking about so shhhhhh.

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    • Jessica Huerta

      for sure, maybe you shouldn’t judge. He hasn’t been in a lot of trouble at school, and the times he has were for cell phone usage during class and other small things that any other teenage kid dose. Get you facts straight before posting. Make sure your not thinking of his twin brother who is autistic.

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  • SofaKing Wetarded

    Love it when they say won’t release name but its always posted somewhere else on the same site ROFLMFAO.

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  • pearl

    some of us know the real story and the real situation here and some of you are not being judgmental THANX but the rest of you SSSSHHHHHH !!!! WHY DONT YOU GO FIND A NEW STORY 2 PRETEND YOU KNOW ABOUT AND GO TALK TRASH THERE OK

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  • HAHA

    You are all ridiculous.

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  • extreme machine

    I do not know him personally, but know kids that had to attend school with him. From their perspective, he is not a good kid. They say he is funny and has had a hard life, but also do not feel safe around him. They say he has bragged about how he put is mother in the hospital, not sure if that is true or not, but it may explain why she would feel the need to call the police on him.

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    • Jessica Huerta

      I called the police not out of fear. He is a typical teen that wants to make his own rules. Sorry to disappoint you but he did not put me in the hospital. I called because I asked for social services to help me with him following my rules and was told I couldn’t get help without him being charged with something. I’m sure all of your kids always follow your rules huh? maybe be for you all open your mouth you should find out the bigger picture.

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  • Sorry

    I feel bad for his girlfriend.

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    • Yeah….

      She has been upset and really hasn’t been talking since she found out.

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  • debbie

    I don’t care what any of you nosey but people got to say cause u don’t know crap about Zach and if u chose to believe what u read then do it cause they don’t even have his name right all u are going to talk crap and hide behind screen names as all that really know Zach do not have to hide our identity so that shows how much u know I’m sure there’s another article by now to read and act like u know all about them so u can quit dogging on Zach

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