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Kearney Police Department investigates robbery

The Kearney Police Department has put out the following press release:

“At approximately 1:17 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, Kearney Police responded to CHI Good Samaritan Emergency Room for an assault/armed robbery report.

The adult male victim reported he had been assaulted and robbed at a residence in south Kearney on September 2, 2020, sustaining serious injuries to his face and head. With information provided by the victim, investigators were able to identify two suspects in this case. 43-year-old, white male, Billy P. Herl Sr. and 22-year-old, white female, Jenny F. Cleaveland. Both suspects are believed to be homeless and have been seen panhandling at several intersections in Kearney over the past week. The female has been seen with a small dog and cardboard sign.


Felony arrest warrants for both suspects have been issued for 1st Degree Assault, Robbery, Use Of a Weapon to Commit a Felony, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Herl and Cleaveland are asked to call 911 and not approach the suspects.


If you have information about this case, please contact Investigator Amy Trausch of the Kearney Police Department at (308) 237-2104, Buffalo County Crimestoppers at (308) 237- 3424, or you can submit your tip using the See it, Say it, Send it App.”

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