Beatrice Police tap social media to make arrest of suspect, on weapon violation

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police were aided by a Snapchat account in making the arrest of a man on a weapon violation.

An investigator says the suspect had uploaded photos of himself in possession of brass knuckles, with a caption that read…”One of these day, your gonna catch one of these to the jaw”.

Police identified that man as 25-year-old Milo Leslie, who is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a weapon, such as brass knuckles.

Working with Nebraska State Probation, police located Leslie at a Beatrice motel, where he produced the brass knuckles from a pants pocket.  Police arrested Leslie on suspicion of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person…and carrying a concealed weapon.

Meanwhile, a hearing on an alleged violation of probation in Gage County District Court is set for Leslie, on July 7th.   In May of 2020, he was sentenced to a three-year probation term for attempted burglary.