Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Prosecutors drop charges for Dec. 31 standoff with SWAT in Lincoln
editor's pick

Prosecutors drop charges for Dec. 31 standoff with SWAT in Lincoln

From the What you missed this week in notable Southeast Nebraska crimes and court cases series
  • Updated
  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}

Here are tips to prevent your home from being broken into. Remember, if you observe a suspicious person or behavior, call 911.

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Lincoln man who was in an eight-hour standoff with SWAT members on New Year's Eve after a key witness failed to appear to testify in the case.

Timothy Sheridan, 40, was alleged to have threatened to burn down a Lincoln woman’s apartment complex and shoot his way inside her apartment if she didn’t let him in, police said.

After the woman let him in, a witness called 911, prompting SWAT members to go to the complex near 40th Street and St. Paul Avenue. Eventually, officers fired a less-than-lethal round that struck Sheridan in the leg and sent in a police service dog, which bit him in the right hand.

Sheridan later was charged with terroristic threats, false imprisonment and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, all felonies.

Chief Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Bruce Prenda said the case was dismissed last week on a motion by the state, but it could later be refiled.

Cigarette to blame for $100K damage in Lincoln apartment fire, LFR says
Suspect wielding a hammer robs man at campsite in north Lincoln

LATEST MISSING PERSONS CASES

0
1
0
0
0

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.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News

Husker News