Police arrested an alleged meth dealer Sunday, the biggest felony arrest of the weekend for the department.
The first weekend arrest was at 7:11 p.m. July 5. An officer went to the 1300 block of East Fifth to check out a report that a man was there who was wanted in Furnas County.
They found Jonathan Campbell, 35, arrested him and took him to the Lincoln County jail. He is charged with flight to avoid arrest.
Police found an alleged meth dealer on Sunday, July 7, after receiving a call about trespassers.
Police spokeswoman Beth Kerr said two men were apprehended at 4:24 p.m. downtown in the 400 block of N. Dewey.
Police had received a report that trespassers were in an apartment that was under renovation. The found Kelly Schollmeyer, 33, and Austin Barraclough, 27, both of North Platte, in the apartment and charged them with second-degree trespassing.
That was just the start of trouble for Schollmeyer.
Schollmeyer and his belongings were searched, turning up suspect methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia commonly used in drug distribution.
Schollmeyer was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. When he appeared in court two days later, his bond was set at $100,000.
Police also searched Barraclough’s nearby apartment and found suboxone, a schedule 3 controlled substance, for which he had no prescription.
Barraclough is charged with possession of a controlled substance in addition to trespassing. His bond had not been set when this report was written.
At 4:32 a.m. on July 8, police went to Great Plains Hospital to check out a report of a man who was there and had been assaulted earlier.
The officer met a man who said that he got into an argument with Levi Carlton, 20, that turned physical.
The victim said Carlton grabbed him by the neck until he passed out.
Police found Carlton in the 800 block of N. Jeffers, charged him with third-degree assault and strangulation, and took him to jail.