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Convicted Felon Caught By LPD With Stolen Gun

Dale Gatson (Courtesy of Lincoln Police)

LINCOLN–(KFOR May 11)–A 64-year-old man, who is a convicted felon, is behind bars after he was pulled over near 13th and Peach Street on Sunday night for having a broken taillight and later found a stolen gun.

Lincoln Police Officer Luke Bonkiewicz said officers saw an open container of alcohol in the vehicle  and during a search, officers found a loaded  .380 Sig Sauer P238 in the center console.  The gun was reported stolen out of Omaha on May 12, 2020.  Officers learned that Dale Gatson is prohibited from possessing a firearm due a felony conviction for homicide in 1990.

Officers arrested Gatson for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a stolen firearm, and open alcohol container in vehicle.


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