Update: Missing Peru State student

Joshua Keadle

Authorities have suspended the search for a missing Peru State College student.

Nemaha County Sheriff Brent Lottman on Tuesday says officials have “exhausted'' all search efforts for 19-year-old Tyler “Ty'' Thomas. The freshman from Bellevue was reported missing Dec. 3 after attending an off-campus party in Peru.

A 29-year-old South Carolina man, Joshua Keadle, is charged with providing false information and tampering with evidence in Tyler's disappearance. Charges were filed Tuesday in a separate case against Keadle. Nemaha County prosecutors charged him with three counts of first-degree sexual assault, with false imprisonment and terroristic threats in an Oct. 31 incident. Keadle remains in the Nemaha County jail.