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Weekend police: Counterfeiting, Suspects pull out knivesTell North Platte what you think
Photo by Lincoln County Detention Center
Dominck J. Blea
Photo by Lincoln County Detention Center
Michael P. Eggers
Photo by Lincoln County Detention Center
Christopher M. Pent

At 11:05 a.m. on Thursday, police went to Shopko to check out a reported counterfeit $100 bill that had been passed the day before.

Several security features were missing on the bill, according to the officer.

Surveillance footage of the transaction showed a man passing the bill to buy some shoes, and the officer was able to identify the man as Dominick Blea, 20.

Later in the afternoon, Blea was found and taken to the police station. 

His clothing matched that of the man in the video, and he also had a new pair of shoes that matched a pair that was bought with the counterfeit bill. 

Blea was charged with first-degree forgery and taken to jail. He is held on a $25,000 bond.  



On Saturday at 5:55 p.m., officers went to the 2400 block of N. Sheridan to check out a disturbance. 

Officers met with a 39-year-old man, as well as a witness and Michael Eggers, 37.  

Eggers and the man are related to each other, police spokesman John Deal said. One lives in the house and the other lives in a camper on the property. 

Deal said officers were told that the man went to the camper to relay a message to Eggers, who reportedly got upset and a verbal argument ensued. 

When the man went back to the house, Eggers followed. When the man tried to close the front door to keep Eggers out, Eggers forced open the door, according to the report. Once inside, Eggers allegedly produced a knife and chased the victim around the house, making a stabbing-type motion, Deal said.

No injuries were reported. However, police found a knife matching the victim’s description, and seized it.  

Eggers was taken to jail, charged with making terroristic threats and using a weapon to commit a felony. 

He is held without bond pending a court appearance.


Knife cut

At 9:56 p.m. on Sunday, police went to the 800 block of E. Sixth to check out a disturbance.

Police were told that one of the parties involved, Christopher Pent, 40, was wanted for several charges in Frontier County. 

When police arrived, they contacted Pent, arrested him for the warrants and took him to jail. 

A woman, 38, who lives with Pent, had a cut on her finger that did not require medical attention. 

Police were told that the couple argued in the living room and Pent went to the kitchen, returning with a knife that he allegedly threw at the woman, hitting her finger, causing the cut, Deal said.

The officer found a kitchen knife under the chair where the woman was reportedly sitting, according to the police report. Pent also pushed the woman into a wall, she said.

Police believe Pent committed second-degree domestic assault and used a weapon to commit a felony.

He was taken to jail and held on a $50,000 bond.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 8/7/2017
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