Man Arrested in Jefferson County After Altercation Involving Firearms

An Omaha man is facing charges after a short situation involving firearms with deputies in Reynolds, Neb.

Jefferson County Deputies responded a report of shots fired at a mobile home in Reynolds just before 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the homeowner told officers 21-year-old Terence Bartunek Jr. was still inside the mobile home and that he had access to numerous weapons.

Deputies say the homeowner had been assaulted by Bartunek and during the altercation weapons were involved. They say the homeowner ran from the mobile home and as he was exiting there was a shot fired from a shotgun. Deputies say he didn't know if he was being shot at or if Bartunek had harmed himself.

The sheriff's office says deputies set up a perimeter around the mobile home and asked Bartunek to come outside.

As he stepped onto the enclosed porch, deputies say Bartunek stopped and picked up a rifle. Deputies were able to talk him into putting the gun down and to exit the home. He was taken into custody.

Deputies took Bartunek to Jefferson Community Health Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the altercation.

Bartunek is facing charges of 2nd Degree Assault, Terroristic Threats, Possession of a controlled substance, Use of a weapon to commit a felony, and felony discharge of a weapon in a residence.


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