North Platte police rounded up a suspect Tuesday in a stabbing that allegedly occurred five days earlier.

Police spokesman Matt Elder said a stabbing happened at 3:33 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 in the 1500 block of E. Fourth. When police arrived, they found a bleeding man with an injured arm. He was taken to Great Plains Health with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Elder said police contacted several individuals in the area but were unable to gather information about who was involved. However, security video film was available of the incident, and Pedro Hernandez, Jr., 33, was identified as the primary suspect.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, police found Hernandez in the 1100 block of S. Dewey. He is charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.

Hernandez is in the Lincoln County jail, held without bond pending a court appearance.


Concealed handgun

On Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 4:16 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Fourth and Jeffers and made contact with the driver, Jacob Orr, 27, and the passenger, Timothy Johnson, 29.

Elder said a Nebraska State Patrol K9 drug detection dog was summoned and indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. That led to a search of the vehicle, where police found a concealed .9 mm handgun and several prescription pills.

A check of Johnson’s record showed he is a convicted felon, so he was charged with possession of a firearm by prohibited person in addition to carrying a concealed weapon, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Orr was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon as well as two counts of possession of a controlled substance.  It was Orr’s second offense of carrying a concealed weapon, police spokesman Matt Elder said.

Orr was also cited for failure to use the turn signal — the cause of the traffic stop.

Both men are incarcerated at the Lincoln County jail, awaiting their court appearances.