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☷ City of Kearney Nebraska - Arrest During Nebraska GOP Convention 12 July 2022★★★ ( news )
City of Kearney , state Nebraska ( By Press Release office)
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On Saturday , July 9 , 2022 , at approximately 10:55 a . m . , Kearney Police received a radio call for a disturbance at 416 Talmadge Street , Younes Conference Center . Officers arrived and contacted members of a private security company who were providing security for the Nebraska GOP Convention . Several of the security officers were off - duty police officers . Officers were informed a male subject , identified as 51 - year - old Mathew Innis , of Crete Nebraska , was previously barred from attending the event by the organizer and attempted to force his way inside the conference center , pushing a security officer to the ground .
According to the involved security officer and witnesses , Mr . Innis approached the security guard at the main entrance to the conference center demanding entry . The security guard attempted to block the entrance at which time Mr . Innis tackled the security guard to the ground . Additional members of the security team , including off - duty police officers , assisted with placing Mr . Innis in custody . Additional witnesses were interviewed , with similar accounts of the incident .
Based on the investigation , statements from the victim , and witnesses , probable cause was established and Mr . Innis was placed under arrest for 3rd Degree Assault and 2nd Degree Criminal Trespass , both misdemeanors . Mr . Innis was transported to the Buffalo County Jail and booked for the listed offenses . This case has been turned over to the Buffalo County Attorney’s office for charging . Mr . Innis was able to post bond after the booking process and released from the custody of the jail the same day .
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