Two men have been arrested, accused of shooting at deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The Nebraska State Patrol says 25-year-old Derick Hobbs of Omaha and 38-year-old Douglas Burke of Clarks have been arrested on a number of charges.
A Polk County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a vehicle Saturday night when the license plates on the vehicle didn’t match the vehicle.
The vehicle fled. A pursuit began.
According to NSP, the passenger in the vehicle fired several rounds at the deputies during the pursuit, striking one patrol car.
Hobbs, the driver, and Burke, the passenger, fled the vehicle after driving into a ditch near 129th and B Roads in Polk County.
Burke surrendered to authorities.
Hobbs, wanted on an active felony warrant from Omaha for Terroristic Threats, Theft by Unlawful Taking, and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony.
NSP SWAT, along with deputies from the Polk, Merrick, Butler and Hamilton County Sheriffs’ Offices and officers from multiple local police departments, searched the area, locating Hobbs in a cornfield early Sunday morning. Hobbs had a loaded firearm on him.
The vehicle was determined to have been stolen, according to NSP.