Stolen Dog Heading Home to Cornhusker State

Gus will soon be back with his family in Nebraska, after being stollen and brought toN Hallsboro.
Gus will soon be back with his family in Nebraska, after being stolen and brought to Hallsboro. (CCSO photo)

Detectives searching for stolen property found some furry contraband that will soon be heading to his rightful home.

Gus the Yorkie dog was turned over to investigators while they were looking for stolen property at 29 Cedar St., Hallsboro. Joshua Alan Henrikson, 37 and Kaley Henrikson, 35, were arrested Aug. 5 on fugitive warrants from Cass County, Nebraska. The couple allegedly took silver, a firearm and Gus, then fled to Hallsboro, the sheriff’s office said.

While searching for the stolen property, detectives went to the home and a camper on Cedar Street. No one was home at either residence, but investigators heard dogs barking inside, the report said. After obtaining a search warrant, they entered both homes and found a quantity of the stolen silver.

A neighbor who had been caring for Gus since the Henrikson’s arrest surrendered the dog to investigators, the report said. The owners in Nebraska identified Gus as their stolen dog.

Gus is being cared for at Animal Protective Services until his owners can travel here from Nebraska.

The Henriksons are fighting extradition, according to court records. Both are being held under $250,000 each.

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