A suspect wanted in a Gothenburg shooting incident and Cozad pursuit was arrested late Saturday night at a truck stop south of the Lexington interchange. Levi McAlevy taken into custody by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and Lexington Police Department around 11:15pm after he was spotted by a Sheriff’s deputy in Lexington.
McAlevy, 21 of Willow Island, was being sought by Gothenburg police in connection with a September 5, 2016 incident where a subject entered a residence, pointed a handgun at a man’s face and a shot was fired after it was pushed away by the victim. The subject left the residence after a struggle. A warrant was issued for McAlevy’s arrest on September 13, 2016. A few hours later, a Cozad police officer spotted the suspect and attempted to stop his vehicle. The suspect ignored officers commands and fled in the vehicle and could not be located.
McAlevy was arraigned on 6 felony charges in Dawson County Court Monday. His bond was set at 10% of $500,000 and a preliminary hearing on the charges was set for 8:30am on September 27, 2016. The charges include 2nd Degree Assault, Possession of a Deadly Weapon during a Felony, Possession of a Weapon by a Prohibited Person, Burglary, Terroristic Threats and Flight to Avoid Arrest.
McAlevy has a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance pending in Dawson County District Court that stems from a May 27, 2016 arrest. McAlevy pled not guilty and a jury trial in that case is set for October 11, 2016. He was out on bond of 10% of $5,000 in that case.