Pilger Man Arrested on Federal Arrest Warrant

PILGER - A Pilger man was arrested on a Felony Arrest Warrant Tuesday.

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office says on Tuesday morning, deputies arrested 28-year-old Jose E. Garcia of rural Pilger on a U.S. District Court Felony Arrest Warrant for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 

Authorities say Garcia was taken into custody at a Norfolk business on east Highway 275 after being tracked to that location.

Garcia was wanted on a federal indictment that was processed earlier this year by the FBI.

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office was notified on Monday evening of the warrant and was able to find Garcia and arrest him without incident.

A child with Garcia was taken into protective custody and returned to his mother.

Garcia was jailed pending his custody transfer to federal authorities.