HEMINGFORD, Neb. - (KNEP) - A Hemingford man is facing a slew of charges including multiple terroristic threats and cruelty to an animal after a rash of incidents.
Patrick Weber is facing a slew of charges after three separate incidents in the span of three weeks (Source Box Butte County Jail)
According to the affidavits, the first incident occurred on July 4th when officers were called to the 400 block of Shoshone Avenue in Hemingford. After arriving, officers were told 44-year-old Patrick Weber broke into the house wearing nothing but a towel. He was allegedly seen standing in the kitchen saying the day of judgement is coming before returning to his home. Weber was also allegedly seen driving by earlier in the day making a cutting motion across his throat while saying something.
When officers approached Weber’s home and asked for him to come out, he refused. He allegedly told officers, “he had one bride” and “it was ordered by him and god for his bride to come home to him.” When officers asked what would happen if she refused, Weber allegedly stated “It is ordered by God, she cannot refuse.” When asked what happened earlier, Weber told police he was going to bed.
The following morning, officers were called to the Box Butte County Courthouse. According to that affidavit, three separate 911 calls and one from the District Court stated Weber was driving crazy across the front lawn and parked at the front door. He then allegedly walked in with some kind of weapon which was described as a tire iron.
Courthouse employees were instructed to shut their doors to protect themselves. Weber was found on the second floor holding a .33” Stihl brand Hookaroon with a 3 inch spike and preaching biblical references and stating law enforcement was “worthy of redemption.” At one point an officer approached to which Weber said you are “worthy of being saved” before running back downstairs. Officers tried to taser him but he was later subdued near his pickup truck. He later bonded out.
The third incident occurred on July 24th when officers were called back to the 400 block of Shoshone Ave. According to that affidavit, Weber allegedly had a puppy he was going to sacrifice. Weber was again seen in just a towel and denied any allegations of sacrificing an animal. The reporting party told officers Weber was beating on the doors and windows of the back living quarters in the 500 block of Grand and was threatening to kick the dog’s face in. He allegedly was going to do this because the person living there is ‘a child of the devil.’ The reporting party also told officers, Weber wanted the individual and two relatives to come out and be sacrificed because they are ‘sinners.’
In total, Weber is facing four counts of terroristic threats, two counts of disturbing the peace, one count of criminal trespass, one count of criminal mischief and one count of abandon/cruelty/neglect of an animal. His bail has been set at $100,000 and will be in court Thursday morning for a hearing to have it revoked.