Nance County man arrested after allegedly threatening to harm family
NANCE COUNTY, Neb. -- A Nance County man was arrested after allegedly threatening his family while on parole.
The Nance County Sheriff's Office said it was contacted by the Nebraska Department of Corrections Division of Parole Supervision to help in apprehending Levi Laska for parol violations.
The Sheriff's Office said Laska was on parole for a second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon in Nance County in 2021, and he was released on parole in October 2022.
Authorities said that Laska had served about 10 months of an 18-to-48-month sentence.
NCSO said that on Tuesday afternoon, Parole Supervision reported that Laska had made threats to harm family members and was possibly armed with guns.
An apprehension-detention order was reportedly sent to the Nance County Sheriff's Office, and around 8:15 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said that deputies reportedly tried to make contact with Laska at his residence in Nance County.
NCSO said that Laska fled on foot when deputies approached the property. According to Nance County deputies, they searched the immediate area around the home, and then established a perimeter around the area as assistance from other agencies arrived.
Laska was found about a mile north of the residence and was detained without incident, according the Sheriff's Office.
Assisting agencies included the Boone County Sheriff's Office, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Central Nebraska Special Response Team.