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Gun Amnesty Program Announced in Beatrice/Gage County

The Beatrice Police Department, along with the Gage County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with Gage County Attorney Randy Ritnour, is announcing a 72 hour gun amnesty program that runs until noon on Christmas Day for citizens to turn in stolen firearms without being charged with possession of stolen property.

The gun amnesty program comes on the heels of the arrest of three individuals after a two day investigation by both the Gage County Sheriff’s Department and the Beatrice Police Department.

On December 18th Willy Chanmynarath, age 23, was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. Corde Honea, age 18, was arrested for burglary and possession of a stolen firearm, and Justin Brown, age 19, was arrested for burglary, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of stolen property, and possession of a defaced firearm.

The investigation lead to the recovery of approximately 20 firearms from four different locations within the city of Beatrice, and the clearance of 4 burglaries, one in the city, three in the county.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.