Nov 21, 2019 9:02 PM

NSP makes arrest in child enticement investigation in western NE

Posted Nov 21, 2019 9:02 PM

NORTH PLATTE  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a North Platte man for arranging to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. The man utilized a social media platform to arrange the meeting and traveled to Ogallala to meet the girl, however those communications were with an NSP investigator posing as the girl. 


On Wednesday, November 20, investigators arrested Joshua Malsbury, 30, of North Platte, after he arrived in Ogallala for the meeting. Malsbury was arrested on suspicion of enticement by electronic communication device. He was lodged in Keith County Jail.


The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted by the Ogallala Police Department in this operation.


NSP urges parents to speak with their children regularly about online activity and the dangers that can be associated with it. For additional information about online safety, parents can use tools such as those provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

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Nov 21, 2019 9:02 PM
Man accused of deer poaching faces several charges

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — A man is charged with a dozen counts stemming from a deer poaching investigation in south-central Nebraska.


Station KRVN reports that 28-year-old Arthur Underwood Jr., of Bertrand, is charged with tampering with evidence, false reporting and violating state hunting regulations among other crimes. Phelps County Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for Underwood.


His next court hearing is scheduled for Monday.


Authorities say an investigation shows Underwood killed at least six more deer than he was allowed to kill during the November 2018 firearm season.


Three other people already have been convicted in connection with the investigation.