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Gun pulled following argument at Beatrice bar

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Beatrice police arrested a man at Bigg’s Bar Wednesday night who allegedly threatened a man with a handgun.

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday police responded to the bar, where a man was reported to be threatening someone with a gun.

Upon arrival police spotted a man running to the south side of the building. Six males in the area were ordered to get on the ground. Police recognized one of them from prior contacts as Wesley White, 24.

White took a silver and black handgun from his waistband and tossed it away from him.

While being patted down police found a 30 round magazine in his back pocket.

A 9mm round and a baggie containing a white substance were also recovered. The baggie contained more than eight grams of cocaine.

A witness told police White and a victim were cheering for different teams while watching the Olympics and eventually White allegedly wanted to go outside and fight.

The victim told police as soon as he walked outside White pointed a gun at him and the victim went back in the bar and locked the door.

Arrest documents state White told police that once outside the victim pulled his arm and was going to hit him. White said after that he went to his vehicle and got the gun, loaded a round in the chamber and pointed the gun forward.

Arrest documents stated White’s statement was inconsistent, and the serial number of the gun had been defaced.

He was placed under arrest for terroristic threats, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a defaced firearm and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.


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