Gage County sheriff's deputies made an arrest Saturday after reports that a felon who was prohibited from having a weapon was hunting.

Shawn D. Huntington, 45, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a controlled substance.

In late October, Gage County deputies were notified that Huntington was going to be hunting last Saturday morning. Huntington is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a firearm.

Just before 6 a.m. deputies located Huntington in a vehicle that matched a description they were given.

Deputies conducted an investigatory search of the vehicle and found a rifle in plain view on the floor. During a search of Huntington, deputies found a white crystal substance identified as methamphetamine.

Documents state there was an active warrant for his arrest for a possession of a controlled substance offense.

He as also arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the unrelated case where court documents state he was suspected of burglaries in the Barneston area.

He was contacted and found to be in possession of stolen property valued at $6,300 connected to at least five burglaries. A scale that tested positive for methamphetamine was found in his vehicle.

Huntington's bond was set at $25,000 with a 10 percent deposit. His next hearing is set for Nov. 28.

  

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