Second Bluffs beating suspect arrested


June 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Omaha have arrested the second suspect wanted in connection with last week’s brutal beating of a Council Bluffs woman. The Omaha-World Herald says the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force arrested 32-year old Travis Labno,  of Omaha, on a charge of first-degree kidnapping. The man was taken into custody without incident at around 2-p.m. Thursday, in a house near 132nd and Fort Streets, according to Deputy U.S. Marshal John Huggins, who the head of the task force.

The other suspect in the case, 38-year old Bryan Bey, of Crescent, Iowa, was arrested last Friday, also on a charge of first-degree kidnapping. Both men are accused of assaulting 29-year-old Tabitha Proplesch, who was found at around 2-p.m. Thursday, May 31st slumped over the wheel of a pickup truck located on the Mormon Bridge Road, near the Crescent exit off of Interstate 29. Her arms had been handcuffed behind her, and she had suffered blunt trauma to the head.