Man accused of holding woman at gunpoint facing additional charge

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GERING, Neb. (KNEP) - A man held at the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center on numerous felony charges for allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint is facing yet another drug charge after authorities allegedly find methamphetamine in his cell.

Court documents say a white crystalline substance was found Thursday night in the cell of David Barraza during a routine inspection.

Barraza is facing a total of 13 felonies in two other cases, filed following investigation of incident last December in which he's accused of holding a woman against her will and threatening to kill her at a house near Lake Minatare. In the initial case filed following the incident, Barraza is charged with false imprisonment, terroristic threats, use of a weapon during a felony and being a felon in possession of a firearm. After authorities searched the house, additional charges were filed, including distribution of 28 to 140 grams of meth, possession of a firearm while in violation of a drug felony, tampering with physical evidence and several other weapons-related charges.

Barraza allegedly admitted the substance found in his cell as methamphetamine... and is facing an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance