Second man arrested in burglary case

Second man arrested in burglary case


A second suspect was arrested after allegedly stealing multiple guns from a Beatrice residence last month.

On June 27 Beatrice police responded to a burglary reported in the 900 block of North 11th Street.

Once on the scene, officers discovered that the house had been broken into and every room ransacked. A gun safe was broken into and several guns were taken.

Police learned that Trey Billesbach and Dalton Klaus may have been involved in the burglary and were trying to sell the firearms. Billesbach was interviewed at the police department with a lawyer present and told police that he was high on Xanax when he and Klaus entered the residence.

The two allegedly crawled through the attic to a ventilation fan and entered the home, eventually going to the basement, where the firearms were located.

The two sold a total of four of the firearms, arrest documents state.

Billesbach was placed under arrest after being interviewed by police on July 2, and a warrant was issued for Klaus.

Klaus was arrested for burglary, theft valued at $1,500-$5,000, seven counts possession of a firearm while committing a felony and nine counts possession of a stolen firearm.

His first appearance in Gage County Court was this week, where bond was set at $25,000 with a 10 percent deposit. His next hearing is set for July 15.


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