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COLUMBUS — Platte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and a woman early Sunday morning on theft, weapon and drug offenses after they were found at a local truck stop in possession of a vehicle reported stolen in South Dakota.

Brian Hrdlicka, 47, of Norfolk and Nicholas Stewart, 29, and Amanda Kuhn, 28, both of Plainview, were arrested around 3:30 a.m. at T-Bone Truck Stop along U.S. Highway 30 after the sheriff’s office received a tip from South Dakota authorities that a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix reported stolen in Yankton was headed to that location.

The three occupants were ordered out of the vehicle after a traffic stop. The driver, Hrdlicka, initially cooperated with deputies, then fled on foot and was caught following a brief pursuit, Deputy Jason Harnisch wrote in his arrest statement.

A search of the suspect, the deputy reported, turned up a knife measuring 4 inches long, methamphetamine and hypodermic needles.

All three suspects appeared Monday in Platte County Court via video link from the county jail for bond review hearings.

Judge Frank Skorupa set Hrdlicka’s bond at $100,000, 10 percent allowed for release. The bonds for Stewart and Kuhn were set at $10,000 and $2,500, respectively, 10 percent allowed for release.

All three suspects, who have not been formally charged by the county attorney's office, are scheduled for Feb. 7 first appearance hearings.

Hrdlicka was arrested for possession of stolen property, obstructing a police officer, a concealed weapon violation, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stewart was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon (brass knuckles) and possession of marijuana.

Kuhn was arrested for unlawful acts after being found with the prescription medications Zoloft and Vistaril, both used to treat anxiety and tension, in an unmarked container.



Jim Osborn is a news reporter at The Columbus Telegram.

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