Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Lincoln woman caught driving teens around with loaded AR rifle, police say
editor's pick topical alert top story

Lincoln woman caught driving teens around with loaded AR rifle, police say

  • Updated
  • 0

It’s easy to prevent being a victim of car-related thefts. Here are some steps to help prevent your contents from being stolen from your vehicle.

Police arrested a 40-year-old Lincoln woman after allegedly finding a loaded AR rifle on the floor of her SUV near the feet of teenagers and a handgun in a purse.

Officer Erin Spilker said it started at about 8 p.m. Tuesday when police went to the 400 block of South 26th Street to serve a search warrant in an investigation into a drive-by shooting that damaged a parked van near 26th and J streets May 18.

Sentoris Barnes

Sentoris Barnes

She said investigators saw a black Mercedes SUV with ties to the address driving in the area.

Spilker said two teens got out of the SUV at about 77th and A streets before the Mercedes stopped in the 1800 block of Camden Place.

Lincoln police make second arrest in connection to cache of drugs, cash and guns

Police ultimately arrested the driver, 40-year-old Sentoris Barnes, on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and child abuse. Spilker said police found four teens in the SUV with a loaded AR rifle at their feet and a 9 mm handgun in a purse on the front floorboard.

She said they arrested Barnes' sister, the front-seat passenger, on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and child abuse, both misdemeanors. She since has been released.

Sioux City man set fire to neighbors' house because of unmowed lawn, police say
'We're not gonna give up hope': La Vista community holds prayer vigil for missing boy

Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Public safety reporter

Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News

Husker News