Alda man arrested for brandishing gun toward protestor

Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 8:15 AM CDT
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An Alda man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday night in Grand Island.

Grand Island Police said 42-year-old Bobby Williamson is facing charges of Terroristic Threats, Use of a Firearms in the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

The arrest follows an incident in which a peaceful protest was taking place in the Dodge Lot City Parking lot near the intersection of 1st and Walnut Streets.

Police said Williamson allegedly drove by in a white 2011 Nissan Versa near the intersection of Division and Walnut, and brandished a firearm toward a 31-year-old Somali man participating in the protest. This action was observed by another witness.

GIPD said the vehicle was immediately located and stopped by officers assisting with the protest.

Williamson was taken into custody, at which time three firearms were recovered from the vehicle, a .22 caliber revolver, and .22 caliber rifle, and a 12 gauge shotgun.

The .22 caliber handgun was determined to have been stolen from Grand Island in 2018. Additionally, roughly 30 rounds of .22 long rifle ammunition and 10 rounds 12 gauge ammunition were recovered.

None of the firearms were loaded at the time of recovery.

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