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BREAKING NEWS: Arrest made in patrol car shooting

April 11, 2012

Trent Esch

Trent Esch, 35, of Broken Bow, has been arrested on charges of Felony Criminal Mischief and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony.
The charges were the result of an incident that occurred March 18, 2012, in which a Deputy Sheriff’s vehicle was shot at multiple times. The vehicle was parked at the deputy’s home and he was not in the vehicle at the time.
Esch turned himself in to authorities Tuesday and was booked in to the Custer County Jail after being treated for injuries he sustained when he tried to jump out of a vehicle being driven by a family member who was transporting him to the jail for surrender.
Felony criminal mischief is a Class IV felony, and use of a firearm to commit a felony is a Class I felony.
Esch is being held on $5 million bond with 10 percent privilege.

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