Man Steals Brass From Employer

A southeast Nebraska man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of brass from his employer. 26-year-old Justin Heard is charged with 11 counts of burglary and three of theft. Court documents say surveillance shows Heard loading brass into a vehicle at Magnolia Metal in rural Auburn. Investigators say he sold the brass for nearly $14,000 to a recycler in Council Bluffs.