Norfolk man arrested for theft, trespass in Stanton County
NORFOLK - The Stanton County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of shots being fired Friday night. A break-in was reported to be in progress at around 7:30 at a rural location southeast of Norfolk. According to Stanton County Sheriff, Mike Unger, Sheriff's deputies found that a property owner had confronted at least one person on his property allegedly attempting to steal items. When the person began to flee, he fired a warning shot. A perimeter was set up around the area and a search for the suspect or suspects was undertaken by the Sheriff's office with assistance from the Madison County Sheriff's office, Nebraks State Patrol and a K-9 unit from the Madison Police Department. After about two hours, a suspect was located about two miles north of the scene and was taken into custody. He was indentified as Juan Saul Ruelas, age 39, of Norfolk. He was arrested on charges of Attempted Theft and Criminal Trespass. He is currently being housed in the Stanton County jail. A second suspect was identified as taking part and also fleeing on foot. He's actively being sought by Stanton County authrorities.