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Suspect Arrested in Weekend Stabbing in Peru

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Suspect Arrested in Weekend Stabbing in Peru


 September 19, 2016 (Lincoln, Neb.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol, in conjunction with the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in connection with a disturbance and stabbing in Peru over the weekend.

Jeffland R. Neverson, 24, a student at Peru State College was taken into custody without incident around 11:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, at a residence in Peru. Neverson, was lodged in the Nemaha County Jail on a charge of 1st degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

His arrest follows a response around 10:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, by the Nemaha County Sheriff’s office to a report of a disturbance and stabbing near the 1000 block of 5th Street in Peru. The Nebraska State Patrol was requested to assist with the incident and investigation.

Injured in the incident were, Elijah Lavalais-Hawkins, 20, Larry Hodnett, 19, and Anthony Hemingway, 23. All three are students at Peru State College.  Hemingway was treated and released from the Nemaha County Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 18. Hawkins and Hodnett were both transported to the Nemaha County Hospital and then flown with non-life threatening injuries by medical helicopter to Bryan Trauma Center, West Campus.

The investigation into what led to the disturbance and stabbings continues. ###

Deb Collins-Public Information Coordinator
(402) 479-4985
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