Beatrice Police make arrest for felony protection order violation

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police Friday arrested a man for an alleged felony violation of a protection order.  Police were sent to Stoddard Elementary just before 7:30 p.m., to a report of a man smoking cigarettes on school property.

Police said the man, 24-year-old Brien Moffett, had an active domestic abuse protection order barring him from a residence near the school in the four hundred block of South 7th.

Police later contacted two residents near the home in question to ask whether the man was in the area.  One of the residents who had petitioned for the protection order went inside the home and came back out, accompanied by Moffett.   Moffett was then arrested and taken to the Gage County Jail. 

Police say Moffett has two prior convictions for a protection order violation in Colorado…both from 2018.