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Local charges against Caudill dismissed; Federal case continues

Tyler Caudill, 19, was arrested after police said he trespassed on a private jet at the Central...
Tyler Caudill, 19, was arrested after police said he trespassed on a private jet at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport.(KSNB)
Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 4:02 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Tyler Caudill no longer faces charges in Hall County for the standoff with police at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport last month.

Those were dismissed on Friday, according to Hall County Attorney Marty Klein. He said those were dismissed to allow the U.S. Attorney’s Office to pursue the case against him at the federal level.

Klein said he anticipates that the things that need to happen in this case will resolve at the federal level.

According to federal court documents, the 19-year-old is charged with unlawful user in possession of a firearm. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Trial date is set for July 26, 2021 in Lincoln.

Caudill was arrested following a standoff with police at the Grand Island airport on May 4. Grand Island Police said Caudill trespassed onto a private jet with a weapon, where he then refused to surrender and even was said to be manipulating the jet’s controls.

An hour and a half later, the tactical response team and police K-9s were used to get him to come off the plane with his hands up.

Caudill is also the reason Kearney High went into a “secure lockout.”

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