A Nebraska State Patrol investigator found a handgun at the Gretna home of fired Gretna City Administrator Colleen Lawry during a search last week at her house.
The investigator received information that Lawry had received a handgun from Bellevue Police Chief John Stacey, according to an application for a search warrant filed in Sarpy County District Court.
Lawry was never issued a handgun permit in Sarpy County, according to the search warrant application.
The patrol investigator found a black Taurus revolver, model 85, .38-caliber.
The World-Herald reported this week that Lawry and Stacey took four overlapping out-of-state trips over a six-month period, charging thousands of dollars to their employers.
Stacey was suspended last week for an unspecified remark he made to someone at the Bellevue Fire Department.
On the day before the search warrant was carried out, the investigator talked with Lawry at her home in Gretna’s Plum Creek subdivision, the court document states.
Lawry stated that a “friend” had given her a handgun and that it was hidden inside her home, according to the document.
The handgun the investigator discovered was different from the one he went looking for – another model originally purchased by a Bellevue police officer, according to the documents.
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