Transient man arrested in Buffalo County Courthouse bomb threat investigation

Transient man arrested in Buffalo County Courthouse bomb threat investigation

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office:

With regard to the investigation of the January 7th bomb threat to the Buffalo County Courthouse, the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Steven L. Lamer, age 44, who is a current transient of Kearney, NE.

On Friday, January 8th at approximately 1:45 PM Lamer was arrested without incident by KPD officers and sheriff’s deputies in a parking lot near the 600 block of East 23rd St in Kearney, NE.

Lamer was transported to the Buffalo County Jail on booked on charges of Threatening the Use of Explosives (Class IV felony) and Theft by Unlawful Taking (Class II Misdemeanor).

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.  Reports have been forwarded to the Buffalo County Attorney’s Office.  At the time of his email, no bond has been set.