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Howard County Sherriff

NSP Investigating Howard County In-Custody Death


Howard County Sherriff

AUGUST 5, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an in-custody death in Howard County.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. Thursday when the Howard County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a subject. The Sheriff’s Office was conducting a welfare check and located the subject near Denton Road and 7th Avenue, north of St. Libory. As deputies attempted to make contact, the subject suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputies attempted to render medical aid, but the subject died a short time later. The subject has been identified as Anthony Sabin, 53, of St. Libory.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office has requested that the Nebraska State Patrol conduct the investigation into the incident. In accordance with Nebraska State Statute, the investigation is being conducted as an in-custody death. No law enforcement officers fired a weapon during the incident and no officers were injured.


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