A warrant was issued for a Beatrice man after he failed to show up for sentencing in Gage County District Court.
Logan A. Retherford, 19, was scheduled to be sentenced for three charges, aiding and abetting a class 1 misdemeanor, aiding and abetting a class 3 misdemeanor and attempt of a class 4 felony, but failed to appear.
District Court Judge Rick Schreiner continued the case from a previously scheduled sentencing hearing after Retherford’s attorney said his client was in the hospital.
The burglary occurred at a residence on Mary Street where a victim said he was in the bathroom when he heard a noise and saw two subjects in his garage, police said. He ran to the front door and saw that his AR-15 was missing from the couch in his living room and a CO2 gun missing from his garage.
Police said the victim chased the subjects and caught up with them while they were getting into a dark colored Mercury or Ford SUV and was able to get a partial plate number.
One of the responding police officers remembered a car that matched the description at a Paddock Street home in Beatrice.
Police went to the address and saw the vehicle, a green Mercury Mountaineer, parked behind the residence and saw a male subject run from the backyard.
The owner of the vehicle was contacted and said that she had loaned the vehicle to three men she knew, and Retherford was identified as one of the individuals involved.