North Platte Man Arrested After 90-Minute Standoff Ends Peacefully

Justin Valentine

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) -- A 23-year-old man remains jailed after his surrender peacefully ended a 90-minute standoff with police in North Platte.

Authorities say Justin Valentine, of North Platte, was arrested early Saturday morning.

Officers had been sent to a residence to investigate a report of a shooting. Two people at the scene reported that Valentine had threatened them and fired a rifle in their direction. Neither was hit.

North Platte Police Sgt. Kendall Allison says Valentine refused to leave the residence or let officers in. Negotiators and other officers were called in. Valentine gave up without incident about 90 minutes later.

Valentine remained in custody on Monday, pending $100,000 bail on four felony charges.