A North Platte man is in jail and no injuries were reported after he allegedly held a handgun to a woman’s head during an argument.
At around 2:34 p.m., on April 16, North Platte police responded to the report of a disturbance in the 1900 block of West 3rd Street.
Officers met with a female victim who alleged that she had been involved in an argument with 53-year-old Joseph Brosius.
According to police, the victim stated that Brosius pointed what she believed to be a handgun at her head and asked her if she wanted him to leave. He then allowed the victim to leave without harming her.
A short time later, officers observed Brosius driving in the vicinity of A and Erma Streets. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted and Brosius was taken into custody without incident.
Police say officers believed that Brosius was under the influence of alcohol and he later blew a .245 on the breathalyzer.
Brosius was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center jailed. He’s been charged with use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony (Class IC Felony), terroristic threats and driving under the influence of liquor.
Police say the handgun that Brosius allegedly pointed at the victim was a BB gun.