Teen Shot By Lincoln Police Arrested In Burglary Case

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A man who kicked off a high-profile case last year by getting shot by a Lincoln officer was arrested Friday in connection with a burglary and theft.

Justin Hellyer, 18, faces charges of commercial burglary and theft of property. He remained Friday afternoon in the Washington County Detention Center on $3,500 bond.

Hellyer was a minor when he was involved in a high-speed chase with Lincoln authorities last February.

The Lincoln Police Department said Officer Chris Williams shot Hellyer in the leg when he displayed a knife following a chase on Rheas Community Road near Lincoln Lake.

The teen denied having a knife and investigators were never able to locate it.

The officer was not charged in the incident.

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