A young man and woman were charged Sunday in a case of making terroristic threats with a handgun, as well as drug possession.
The man is Anthony Fleecs, 21, who has a long history of arrests – with more than a dozen charges in the last three years, according to court records.
At 6 a.m. Sunday, police went to the 2400 block of West Ninth to check out a reported disturbance, spokeswoman Beth Kerr said. When officers arrived, they met with a victim and several people who were there.
The alleged victim said a verbal disturbance was underway when Fleecs produced a handgun, pointed it at him and threatened to kill him. He said he feared for his life, so he left to find help and called police.
Police located Fleecs and identified another suspect, Alyssa Bahnsen, 18. Kerr said Bahnsen had a loaded handgun in her bag, which also contained prescription pills that were not prescribed to her, plus drug paraphernalia commonly used to consume methamphetamine.
Both suspects were arrested and taken to jail, Kerr said.
Bahnsen is initially charged with possession of a concealed weapon and possession of controlled substances. The drug paraphernalia was sent to the Nebraska Crime Laboratory for drug analysis. Meth charges could be filed if the tests are positive. She is initially held on two bonds totaling $50,000.
Fleecs was charged with terroristic threats and using a weapon to commit a felony. He is held without bond until he is arraigned in court.
Also, during the weekend:
On Saturday at 220 a.m., officers went to the 400 block of E. Sixth to investigate a reported disturbance. A woman told them that a short time earlier, she and James Harper were arguing, when Harper assaulted her, by punching and biting her head. The woman had injuries to corroborate her report, police said.
Harper, 32, had fled the area, but was soon found in the 800 block of N. Dewey. Harper was charged with domestic assault and taken to jail. Bond was set at $10,000.
At 2:36 a.m. Thursday, acting on a tip, police found a fugitive, Joseph Pfeister, 42, in the area of Sixth and Elder.
Pfeister was wanted on three Lincoln County warrants, as well as drug possession, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s records. He is held on bonds totaling $20,000.