Lancaster County fugitive asks police for a gun permit, gets arrested instead

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Grand Island Police Department says a man who knew he was wanted in Lancaster County tried to get a Nebraska Handgun Purchase Certificate.

Authorities say they discovered that Lakota Hawkes had an active warrant during his background check.

Police say Hawkes admitted to knowing he was wanted while trying to pick up his permit from the department.

Hawkes previously indicated that he was not a fugitive earlier in the process but proceeded anyway, police said.

Hawkes was taken into custody on the warrant and on suspicion of providing false information on an application.

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