Omaha man arrested in Norfolk on several charges
NORFOLK, Neb. -- Norfolk Police arrested an Omaha man for drugs after he violated a protection order on Friday.
The Norfolk Police Division said they got a call from the victim that she had a protection order against 36-year-old Lee Weinacht, and he was not to contact her.
The responding officer reported that the woman gave them a text message conversation from him as well as stated he had been at her hotel room earlier in the day speaking with her.
NPD said the protection order was confirmed. While the protection order was being confirmed, police said Weinacht exited the business and when he saw the officer reportedly fled on foot.
During the foot pursuit, NPD said Weinacht discarded multiple paint canisters that had been shoplifted from the business.
Officers said they caught up with him and arrested him.
While searching his vehicle, NPS said they found methamphetamine, a THC vaporizer, drug paraphernalia, a large concealed knife, and tools often used to commit burglaries and thefts.
Weinacht was arrested for a protection order violation, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of methamphetamine, possession of burglar's tools, obstructing a peace officer, and theft by shoplifting.
He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.