GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man suspected in the shooting of a Columbus police officer last week had served time in prison and had a drug related warrant pending against him.
Columbus Police say Sergeant Brad Wangler was shot twice last week while serving a warrant at a Columbus residence on Jorge Robledo, 24, of Grand Island.
Wangler was wounded during a shoot-out, but has since been released from the hospital. Police say Robledo was shot five times. He remains hospitalized at last report in stable condition.
Grand Island Police arrested Robledo in March and he was charged with two counts of felony drug possession and a misdemeanor count of driving during suspension. He was also found in possession of drug paraphernalia.
When Robledo failed to show up for a court hearing in May, a judge issued an arrest warrant. It was that warrant which Wangler served last week that touched off the shoot-out.
Court records also showed that Robledo had served time in prison on convictions for terroristic threats, attempted second degree assault, failure to appear and for possession of a deadly weapon by a felon.