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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 02 June 2011 18:17

An arrest has been made in a shooting incident which occurred earlier this month in Wauneta.

James McNab, 33, of Wauneta was arrested last week in connection with the alleged shooting incident.

On Sunday, May 22, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Chase County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Wauneta for an incident related to a domestic disturbance.

The reporting party advised the department that a man with a gun had shot several rounds from a rifle into a parked vehicle. When the deputies arrived on scene near the intersection of West Wichita and First Streets the suspect had fled the scene and could not be located.

During the subsequent investigation it was determined that a husband and wife had recently separated and the husband had tried to talk to his wife where she was staying and she refused, according to a press release issued by Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller.

According to the report, the husband allegedly pulled a weapon and several shots were fired into her vehicle and then he fled the scene.

No one was injured in the shooting incident.

Chase County Sheriff’s Deputies, assisted by the Nebraska State Patrol, spent the day and part of the night searching for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

Due to an anticipated conflict of interest with the Chase County Attorney’s Office, a Special Prosecutor needed to be appointed to the case as the suspect being sought is related to Chase County Attorney Arlan Wine.

On Thursday, May 26, a District Judge signed an order assigning a Special Prosecutor to the case and the Chase County Sheriff’s Office filed an Affidavit requesting an arrest warrant for McNab.

A warrant was issued and the suspect was arrested later that night on two counts of making terrorist threats and one count of using a firearm to commit a felony.

He is currently being held on a $500,000/10 percent bond in the Chase County Jail in Imperial.