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Former Newman Grove, NE police chief convicted of making terrorist threats

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MADISON, Neb. (KTIV/US92) -

The former police chief of Newman Grove, Nebraska has been found guilty of making terrorist threats.  Todd Jennings pleaded no contest to the felony charge in Madison County District Court Monday.  In return, prosecutors dropped a felony weapons charge.

Jennings was arrested in January.  County prosecutors say two teenagers would have testified at trial that they approached Jennings' vehicle while it was stopped at an intersection in Tilden, thinking he was someone else.  The teenagers then say Jennings pointed his gun at them, saying "Do you really want to do this?" before driving away.

The teenagers then say they heard gunshots that they believe were directed at them.  Jennings initially pleaded not guilty to the charges in April.  He'll be sentenced September 21st.

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