February 1, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Subject apprehended in Merrick County


The Merrick County Sheriff’s Office reports the suspect was taken into custody Monday morning in the area of 4th and J Roads.

Merrick County, Neb. — Law enforcement officers are looking for a man who attempting to break into a vehicle and a residence. At around 9:20 p.m. Sunday, the Merrick County sheriff’s office said they were looking for a man on who fled on foot in the area of 3rd Road between J and K Roads near Chapman.

They said the man is half handcuffed and assaulted an officer.

The suspect was last seen trying to break into a car before running away. It was later reported that the suspect was believed to have tried to break into a home at around 11. The sheriff’s office said as of 12:25 a.m. Monday, the suspect they are looking for is 34 year old Alexander Esquitin of Hall County.

Authorities said lock your home and cars and call 911 if you see anything suspicious.

Members of the Merrick County Sheriff’s Office, Howard County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Nance County Sheriff’s Office and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office are still in the area attempting to locate suspect.

Source: Nebraska Regional News