COLUMBUS — A 23-year-old Columbus man is suspected of violating a protection order filed against him by a former girlfriend multiple times this month while carrying concealed weapons at locations stretching from Columbus to Omaha.
Oscar Leon is scheduled for a felony first appearance hearing Wednesday in Platte County Court in connection with four separate violations during the first week of September. He has not been formally charged by the county attorney’s office.
Violation of a protection order is a Class IV felony punishable by up to two years in prison, 12 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine.
A Columbus Police investigation got underway Sept. 6 with a report by a city woman that her ex-boyfriend showed up at a 47th Avenue apartment building where she was visiting a male friend.
The woman told police Leon was causing problems and carrying a knife in his pocket, Officer Scott Hanis wrote in his probable cause arrest statement. By the time officers arrived at the apartment, the suspect had left.
During an exchange at the apartment before officers arrived, the woman reported Leon asked if the police were called, then departed the scene, Hanis wrote.
The officer said the woman reported Leon found her at a dance she was attending Sept. 1 in Omaha, and at a friend’s house Sept. 3 in Fremont, where he yelled at her and her friends.
Other violations of the court order reportedly occurred Sept. 5 while the city woman was attending a movie at 30 Center Mall and Sept. 6 at the 47th Avenue apartment, Hanis wrote.
In the apartment exchange, the officer wrote, the city woman’s friend said Leon lifted his shirt to reveal what he believed to be a handgun in the waistband.
Leon was previously convicted of a protection order violation in August 2015.