Ongoing investigations by the Broken Bow Police Department have led to the arrests last week of two men on burglary charges involving local businesses, according to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott.
William A. Byrne, 21 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County Court Monday. Byrne was charged with a Class III felony for burglary, and a Class III felony for theft in connection with the Oct. 6, 2010, burglary at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Broken Bow. Chief Scott said that a second person has also been charged in connection with this crime, but no details are available at this time.
In a separate case, Skyler J. Linn, 19 of Broken Bow, was also arraigned in Custer County Court Monday and charged with Class III felonies for three counts of burglary and a Class III felony for possession of a firearm.
A Class III felony carries a minimum penalty of one year in prison and a maximum of 20 years in prison and/or $25,000 fine.
The alleged burglaries Linn is charged with took place in November at businesses in Broken Bow. The firearm charge stemmed from an incident Dec. 3, when Linn was arrested.
A preliminary hearing for Linn has been set for Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.
Both suspects are being held in the Custer County Jail and both have bond set at $50,000.
Chief Scott commended his department for their diligence that led to the arrests.