Posted 9 months ago
By Scott Carlson
A 40-year-old North Platte man is facing several charges following a disturbance Wednesday morning.
At around 4:30 a.m., on July 2, officers with the North Platte Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of East 9th Street.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a Ford Explorer with the front window broken out, and furniture strewn about the back yard of the residence.
They then noticed Rodger Roose inside the residence and requested that he come outside and speak to them.
According to Officer Rodney Brown, Roose briefly opened the door, cursed at the officers and slammed it shut.
Brown said officers noticed two small children, ages two and six, inside the residence with Roose. They also observed that the interior of the home appeared to be damaged and in disarray.
Officers learned that the children’s 36-year-old mother, who Roose had been fighting with throughout the night, had left on foot prior to their arrival.
Eventually, officers were able to reason with Roose and took him into custody.
He was charged with misdemeanor obstructing the police and misdemeanor child abuse, because the children were witnesses to the violence.
Roose was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center, and the children were placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.
At around 7:00 a.m. the same morning, the children’s mother contacted law enforcement and wanted to know where the the girls had been taken to.
An officer made contact with her at the residence, and learned that, during the fight, Roose had punched her, kicked her and dragged her by hair.
As a result, the officer returned to the jail and charged Roose with felony 3rd degree domestic assault.