A cache of weapons was found Tuesday at a mobile home in North Platte as sheriff’s deputies pursued the case of Eugene Richter, 46, who was wanted on a stalking charge.
At 7:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, Lincoln County deputies received information a man with a warrant for his arrest who was in the area of St. Patrick’s Catholic church in North Platte, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies responded and found Richter in the church. They arrested and handcuffed him.
Carrying weapons inside a church is a prohibited act, but deputies found a concealed .9 mm pistol and several magazines when they searched Richter, the sheriff’s report said.
Also, Richter did not have an active permit to carry a concealed weapon, but he does have an active protection order against him, prohibiting him from having a firearm, according to the report.
Richter was taken to the Lincoln County jail facing a series of charges: carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited place, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a firearm during a felony.
Deputies developed information that Richter might have more firearms and weapons at his home on the east side of town and obtained a search warrant.
At 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, the search turned up numerous firearms and concealed weapons.
Richter’s bond has been set at a total of $120,000, according to sheriff’s records. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected, the sheriff said.