(Omaha, NE) -- The Nebraska State Patrol says three men are arrested following two separate incidents where suspects fought troopers.
The NSP says just before 7:30 Saturday night, a trooper saw a Chevrolet Impala fail to stop as it exited I-80 and drove northbound on Highway 2. Investigators say the trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver fled. The State Patrol says the vehicle went westbound onto a county road, where the driver lost control and entered the ditch. NSP says both people in the car then fled on foot, but the trooper was able to catch up to the driver quickly. Investigators say the driver, 23 year old Dylan Valdez of Ashland, began to fight the trooper. After a struggle, investigators say the trooper was able to gain control of Valdez and place him in custody. The State Patrol says during the struggle the passenger, 31 year old Logan Korb of Omaha, returned to the vehicle, took a backpack, and fled on foot. Korb was located a short time later and arrested. Investigators say troopers found pills, marijuana, a knife and drug paraphernalia in the backpack.
Then around 4:30 Sunday afternoon, the NSP says a trooper observed a Honda Accord driving in reverse on 13th street, just south of I-80 in Omaha. Investigators say the trooper pulled the vehicle over in a parking lot, and that during the stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The State Patrol says the trooper asked the driver, 24 year old Alec Cowan of Omaha, to exit the vehicle in order to perform a search of the vehicle. The State Patrol says at that time, Cowan started fighting the trooper and attempted to flee on foot. Another trooper arrived on scene moments later and Cowan was taken into custody. Investigators say troopers found approximately two pounds of marijuana, THC edibles, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Cowan, was arrested for assault on an officer, obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, no operators’ license, and other charges.