A 22-year-old Norfolk man appeared in Holt County District Court on Aug. 12 for assault and trespassing charges. 

Tyler Huisman was charged with domestic assault, third-degree assault and first-degree criminal trespassing, all Class 1 misdemeanors.

District Court Judge Mark Kozisek sentenced the defendant to 360 days in Holt County Jail.  

Huisman also was ordered to pay $198 in court costs within 60 days of his release from imprisonment and shall not possess any firearms for seven years.

According to the state’s good time law, Huisman must serve at least 204 days less three days credit for time served.

"Mr. Huisman had a clean criminal history and was gainfully employed. He seems to be a productive member of society. That being said, his actions were very serious and could have very easily led to the death or serious bodily injury of himself or the two occupants of the residence where the incident occurred," said Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly. "As an advocate for our Second Amendment Rights, I believe it is important to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. Restricting Mr. Huisman’s right to own or carry a firearm was my primary goal in this case. Under Federal Law, he will never be able to own or possess a firearm and under Nebraska Law he is precluded for seven years."  

According to court documents, Holt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy David Ertz responded to a call from the Boyd/Holt 911 dispatcher of a disturbance near Highway 281 and 865th Road. 

According to the victim’s statement, Huisman had entered their residence without permission and pointed a gun at the victim and another party.

As Deputy Ertz spoke with the victim, O’Neill Police Department Sgt. Robert Jensen and HCS Sgt. Mark Liewer conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle Huisman was driving, a 2001 black Chevy pickup. He was arrested and transported to Holt County Jail.



I grew up 10 miles southwest of Stuart on the Greger family ranch. I graduated from West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson in 1997 and Northeast Community College in Norfolk in journalism in 1999.

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