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Drug Arrest
Press Release

April 11, 2014

On April 9, 2014, a search warrant obtained by the Hitchcock County Sheriff's Office was executed on a residence located on 511 West D Street in Trenton, Nebraska.

As a result of the search conducted by the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol and the Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit.

22 year old John R. Leahy the 3rd was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana of Less Than a Ounce and Drug Tax Stamp Violation.

John R. Leahy the 3rd is currently being held in the Hitchcock County Jail awaiting arraignment in County Court. Hitchcock County Judge Steenburg set bond for Leahy at $25,000.00 with a 10% cash provision allowed.

End of Release

D. Bryan Leggott 

Hitchcock County Sheriff

  Recovered Body Identified

April 16, 2014

Press Release:

Preliminary autopsy reports that were completed Tuesday evening, positively identify a young adult male that was found deceased 4 miles southwest of Palisade, Nebraska located in Hitchcock County.  The body that was found Saturday April 12, 2014 by the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office, is that of Austin J. Wright, age 18, who was reported missing by his family on March 9, 2014. No further information will be released at this time, as the investigation is still ongoing.  

Respectfully,

D. Bryan Leggott

Hitchcock County Sheriff