McCook Male Arrested for Child Enticement

On October 9, 2022, at 12:14 p.m. the Lincoln County 911 Center received a Suspicious Vehicle report several miles south of North Platte on South Highway 83.

The reporters advised a juvenile under the age of 14 was helping adults collect firewood. A subject drove up out of the view of the adults and spoke to the juvenile, eventually getting the juvenile close to his vehicle’s open door.

Eventually the juvenile screamed for the adults, and they confronted the male. The male told a completely different story than the juvenile told the adults. The adults advised it appeared the male was under the influence of something and had his driver’s door partially open when they approached to help the juvenile. The adults gave a very good description of the vehicle and male.

Deputies located the male in North Platte, NE, and he was identified as 35-year-old Lance Krotter of McCook, NE. Deputies spoke with Mr. Krotter at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and determined that Mr. Krotter did attempt to solicit, coax entice or lure a juvenile under 14 years of age into his vehicle. Mr. Krotter was arrested for Child Enticement a Class IIIA Felony and placed in the Lincoln County Detention Center.

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