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Bellevue man accused of offering $5,000 bounty to cut off stepson's testicles

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A 42-year-old Bellevue man was arrested on suspicion of making terroristic threats after he was accused of putting a $5,000 bounty on his stepson. The man told police he wanted someone to cut off the stepson’s testicles.

Omaha police officers were called to a meatpacking company near 36th and J Streets about 9:15 p.m. Monday to investigate a report of threats. A 27-year-old Bellevue man showed officers a screenshot of his stepfather’s Facebook post offering a $5,000 bounty on him.

Police learned that a Douglas County judge had issued the stepson a protection order against the stepfather earlier that day. The protection order said the stepfather had come to the stepson’s workplace at least twice and threatened him over issues that he was having with his wife, the stepson’s mother.

Officers found the stepfather about 10 p.m. Monday. The man told police that had posted the offer and that he wanted someone to “chop off” his stepson’s testicles because he could not do it himself.

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This week's local crime and court updates from Omaha World-Herald.

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A gear swap between the Omaha Police Department and a local gun range that was set to be approved by the Omaha City Council was pulled before Tuesday's meeting.

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A 42-year-old Lincoln man was killed late Tuesday in a shooting at Branched Oak Lake, which is about 20 miles northwest of Lincoln, authorities said Wednesday.

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A 62-year-old Omaha man charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of another man was ordered held on no bail after he appeared in court Monday.

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A 28-year-old Omaha woman who abandoned her baby after giving birth on a sidewalk pleaded no contest Monday to felony child abuse.

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The director of a Sarpy County court program that supports children has been charged with theft by deception and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device.

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kevin.cole@owh.com, 402-444-1272

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