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Grand Island teen transferred to trial court for stolen Hastings gun

Romero-Mijangos is charged with possession of a stolen firearm and is headed to trial court.
Romero-Mijangos is charged with possession of a stolen firearm and is headed to trial court.(Hall County Jail)
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 4:03 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) -A Grand Island judge transferred a teenager to trial court on a weapons charge related to a stolen gun from Hastings.

Armando Romero-Mijangos, 18, of Grand Island, is charged with felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm. A related charge of Carrying a Concealed Weapon was dropped. After a probable cause hearing Tuesday, Romero-Mijangos was bound over to Hall County District Court for possible trial.

Romero-Mijangos was arrested in November when Grand Island police stopped a car for a window tint violation. Romero-Mijangos was a passenger in the vehicle. Police found a gun wrapped in a sweater in the vehicle and confirmed that it had been stolen from Hastings. Police say Romero-Mijangos admitted possession of the firearm.

If convicted on the firearms charge Romero-Mijangos could get up to 20 years in prison. A hearing date in district court is pending.

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