LPD: AR rifle found with teens during traffic stop, driver arrested

Mug shots of Sentorius Barnes and Latoya Barnes-Berry
Mug shots of Sentorius Barnes and Latoya Barnes-Berry(KOLN)

By 10/11 NOW Published: May. 27, 2021 at 10:02 AM UTC|Updated: 3 hours ago

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – A Lincoln woman was arrested on a weapons charge and child abuse during a traffic stop with six teenagers inside her vehicle, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

LPD said an SUV, which frequented a home under investigation, was spotted in the area of 70th and A Streets Tuesday.

When attempting to pull the vehicle over, officers said the driver slowed down and two teens jumped out.

According to police, the vehicle stopped a short time later.

The driver, Sentorius Barnes, 40, was booked into jail on a charge of possessing a weapon by a prohibited person and child abuse. LPD said a 9mm pistol was located inside a purse on the passenger floor board. Front seat passenger, Latoya Barnes-Berry, 35, was arrested for having a concealed weapon and child abuse.

Four other juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were also inside the vehicle with a loaded AR rifle at their feet, police said.

A search of the area by officers turned up one of the underage teens who jumped from the SUV, LPD said.

Investigators said this case could be connected to a drive-by shooting in the area of 26th and J Streets on May 18.

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