Two North Platte men are charged with a combined four felonies in connection with a Saturday evening shooting on the 2300 block of East Philip Avenue that wounded a third man.
Brayden Divine, 22, is charged with using a firearm to commit a felony, first-degree assault and discharging a firearm near a vehicle or building. Logan J. Divine, 20, was charged with being an accessory to a felony.
Both made initial appearances in Lincoln County Court on Monday afternoon, and are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 7. Brayden’s and Logan’s bails were set at $200,000 and $25,000, respectively. They have to provide 10% of those amounts in order to be released from confinement at the Lincoln County Detention Center. According to a North Platte Police Department media release and court records:
North Platte police officers were called to the East Philip address at 8:11 p.m. Saturday after someone nearby reported hearing gunshots.
An 18-year-old man arrived at Great Plains Health with gunshot wounds to his legs about the same time. He told an officer that he had gone to the Divines’ residence to purchase 5 ounces of marijuana wax and a argument broke out over the amount.
The man said Brayden Divine brandished a handgun and ordered him to leave. The man said he got in the passenger seat of the car he arrived in and was shot through the door.
Logan Divine told an officer that a black sport utility vehicle had pulled up in front of the Divines’ residence and someone inside the vehicle began shooting at him and Brayden Divine as they were outside on their porch.
Logan Divine said neither he nor his brother returned fire at the vehicle.
Brayden Divine was interviewed as well and told police he shot at the vehicle after the occupants had fired several shots in the air. He said he returned fire from the front porch.
Officers checked the exterior of the residence and did not find evidence that would indicate someone had shot at it.
Both Logan and Brayden were transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call North Platte Police at 308-535-6789 or Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 308-534-8400.