Omar Garcia bound over to District Court

A 20 year old Scottsbluff man will face trial on drug and weapons charges after allegedly pulling a stolen gun on another man during a dispute.

During a preliminary hearing Thursday in Scotts Bluff County Court, Judge James Worden determined that probable cause existed to bind Omar Garcia over to District Court on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, terroristic threats, use of a firearm to commit a felony, and possession of methamphetamine. A misdemeanor theft charge was dismissed on a motion by County Attorney Doug Warner.

Court documents say Garcia pulled the gun from his waistband and cocked the semi-automatic handgun Monday while the two men were having an argument in the basement of the 8th Avenue Scottsbluff home regarding Garcia leaving the residence.

Garcia denied having the gun at the residence, which led to Scottsbluff Police executing a search warrant where they found the stolen Glock handgun, a stolen laptop and methamphetamine. Garcia continues to be held on $250,000 bond with a 10% cash provision.

In a separate case, Garcia was bound over to District Court Thursday on a charge of criminal impersonation for identifying himself as his brother when he was cited for a traffic violation on may 21st of last year.

Garcia will be arraigned in District Court on both charges on April 18th.

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