Investigators say 61-year-old Bryon Armstrong threatened a woman with a shotgun at his Otoe residence Jan. 24.
Armstrong did not give a statement to investigators regarding the incident, but Chief Deputy Mike Holland said Armstrong had recently lost his girlfriend to cancer and argued that morning with her daughter who had been staying at the house.
"Emotions had been running high inside the household," Holland said.
Armstrong is charged with terroristic threats and use of weapon to commit a felony.
The woman called 911 saying a man was in her house and had pointed a shotgun at her. She retreated to an upstairs bedroom.
Sheriff deputies arriving at the scene at the 413 First Street were met by the relatives the woman had called for help after dialing 911. The woman was found unharmed and the shotgun was found inside of the house.
Deputies learned Armstrong had fled the house running toward the south portion of the village.
Nebraska City police officers and Nebraska state troopers joined in a search that included a wooded area on the east side of the mud drag track.
Armstrong was found inside a friend's house and surrendered without incident.