Bellevue officer's bond set at $1M on prosecutor's request
Aug. 30, 2018
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Bellevue police officer remains behind bars four days after reporting that his girlfriend had shot and killed herself.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that a judge on Thursday set bail for 52-year-old Craig Wiech at $1 million. Wiech is charged with two counts of attempted assault on an officer or first responder after Omaha police say he was drunk and punched an Omaha officer who responded to his 911 call late Sunday night.
Police say Wiech reported in that call that 48-year-old Carrie Brown, of Omaha, had shot herself. Police say he became aggressive with officers and medics who responded.
A Douglas County prosecutor said Thursday that the circumstances of Brown's death are still under investigation and asked the judge to set a high bail amount.
The Bellevue Police Department said Thursday that Wiech has been placed on administrative leave.
Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com