$1M bond set for Omaha community activist facing gun charge

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom


       OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A judge has set bond at $1 million for a former Omaha gang leader-turned community activist arrested earlier this week on a gun charge.
        Police say Terry Barfield met with an undercover federal agent on Tuesday to buy a handgun. It’s illegal for convicted felons to have a gun.
        Barfield was released from prison in June after serving more than 10 years for the 2003 shooting death of a man outside a south Omaha housing development. Upon his release, Barfield worked with an Omaha city councilman to speak out against gang violence.
        Barfield’s attorney, Glenn Shapiro of Omaha, says he has not yet asked Barfield for his version of what happened Tuesday. Shapiro says he wants to first see what evidence prosecutors have at a Dec. 16 preliminary hearing.