Grand Island men charged with possession of stolen firearms

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Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 3:58 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Two Grand Island men are facing multiple felony weapons charges in Hall County Court.

According to Hall County Court records, Tethloach Tut, 19, has 22 counts against him. Nineteen of those offenses are for possession of a stolen firearm, one count of felony burglary, one count of theft by unlawful taking of $5,000 or more and one misdemeanor theft charge.

Angel Gatto, 19, is facing the same charges including one additional felony count of possession of a stolen firearm.

These charges come following an incident back in September.

Grand Island Police said in the arrest affidavit, a person reported that someone broke into his home in the 1400 block of N. Locust and stole 21 firearms along with a high school championship wrestling ring.

Hours later, deputies with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office located a group of people shooting firearms on S. Locust, still inside city limits.

Tut and Gatto were among the group contacted.

The affidavit said multiple firearms located were determined to be the ones from the burglary earlier.

The next day, officers served a search warrant on Gatto and Tut’s residence, locating the stolen wrestling ring and ammunition.

Then on Monday, Nov.13, Grand Island Police said three people, including Tut and Gatto, went into Sportsman’s Warehouse, where they shoplifted ammunition and later arrested.

Police were able to trace back a gun in Gatto’s possession that was reported stolen out of Iowa. That is what led to the additional felony charge.

Both appeared in court for their arraignment, where Gatto’s bond was set at 10 percent of $350,000 and Tut’s is 10 percent of $400,000.

Tut is due in court on Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. while Gatto will appear in court on Nov. 28 at 2:30 p.m.

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