BLOOMFIELD, Neb. -- Authorities believe the Nebraska man accused of murdering two people in a small-town bowling alley entered the business planning to kill the men according to court documents.

25-year-old Alias Reed is in jail on two counts of first-degree murder. Police say he shot and killed Curtis Strom and William Reffett at Curt’s Lanes in Bloomfield on Tuesday morning.

According to court documents, Reed told Nebraska State Patrol investigators that he walked into the bowling alley with a shotgun concealed in a cardboard box and planned to kill Strom and Reffett.

He told investigators that he told Reffett he was going to rob him. When Reffett turned and walked to the back of the business, Reed shot him in the head and then shot Strom in the head.

“Reed disclosed he entered the business and removed the shotgun from the box. Reed stated that he saw [William] Reffett and that he told Reffett that he was going to rob him,” the affidavit said.

The document says Reed figured he might as well rob the business and then took money from a wallet and out of the register. Reed told investigators he left the bowling alley, went back to his girlfriend’s parent’s house and then ditched the shotgun on a county road near Center, which is about 13 miles west of Bloomfield.

27-year-old Kaylyne Sweazy faces one count of tampering with physical evidence.

Court documents in her case say she told investigators that Reed returned from the bowling alley acting scared and shaking. She claimed Reed told her that he killed Strom and Reffett. She said she went with Reed to get rid of the shotgun.

The shootings happened the day before Reed and Sweazy were scheduled to be in court for a custody hearing. Court records say the couple’s child was born on Feb. 7 and was removed from their home two days later. A juvenile petition claims the family’s home didn’t have gas, heat, hot water, a crib or any bottles to feed the baby. The child is currently in a foster home.

Our news partners, 10/11 NOW, reached out to the Knox County attorney’s office for more information but did not receive comment. A spokesman for the Nebraska State Patrol said that investigators don’t believe the custody battle and the killings are related.

 Reed and Sweazy will both appear in Knox County Court on Mar. 7, 2024.