KEARNEY, Neb. — A topless-bar owner has been convicted of putting a gun to a patron's head.

A Buffalo County jury on Tuesday evening found Will Sheldon, 43, of Elm Creek guilty of three felony counts of using a weapon to commit a felony, tampering with evidence and terroristic threats.

Sheldon, owner of the former Jammers Roadhouse at the Odessa Interstate 80 interchange, put a semiautomatic handgun to the head of a patron, threatened to kill him and then tampered with video surveillance equipment on June 3, 2012.

The incident happened during a disturbance involving two patrons who were outside the bar talking with a stripper.

Sheldon is being held without bail at Buffalo County Jail. Sentencing will be in October. He faces up to 60 years in prison.

The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission canceled Jammers' liquor license June 26, 2012, after Sheldon was convicted of misdemeanor third-degree assault in a previous, unrelated incident.

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