St. Paul man facing federal firearm charges related to alleged domestic incident
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A St. Paul man is facing federal charges related to a reported domestic incident in August, court officials announced Thursday.
44-year-old Robert Jaeger is charged in a two-count indictment that was unsealed Thursday morning. The first count charges Jaeger as a felon in possession of a firearm. The second count charges Jaeger with receipt or possession of an unregistered firearm. Each charge carries up to 10 years in prison. He could also face up to $260,000 in fines.
The charges stem from an Aug. 23 incident in Hamilton County.
Nebraska State Patrol officials received information that Jaeger posed an imminent threat to a former girlfriend. NSP troopers immediately made contact with the former girlfriend and moved her to a safe location, officials said at the time.
Approximately three hours later, authorities located Jaeger in a field south of the Interstate 80 interchange near Aurora. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol, Jaeger was discovered to be in possession of multiple guns.
State patrol officials stated that Jaeger tried to leave the area, with a trooper reportedly performing a tactical vehicle intervention to bring Jaeger's pickup to a stop.
Authorities also reported finding methamphetamine and pills on Jaeger once he was in custody.