Driver Arrested for Assault, False Imprisonment in Traffic Stop

Driver Arrested for Assault, False Imprisonment in Traffic Stop

August 30, 2023
Omaha, NEB.
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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Omaha man after an incident on Highway 75 in Sarpy County.

Tuesday at approximately 6:15 a.m., a trooper observed a northbound Chevrolet Equinox driving recklessly on Highway 75 near Childs Road. The trooper performed a traffic stop and a female passenger immediately exited the vehicle and reported that she was being held again her will. The trooper was able to make sure the passenger was safe and began to investigate further.

The trooper observed injuries on the victim’s face and discovered that there was child in the car as well. The driver of the vehicle provided a fake driver’s license to the trooper. Upon further investigation, the driver, Jose Hernandez Cruz, 36, of Omaha, was arrested for domestic assault – 3rd degree, false imprisonment, child abuse-no injury, willful reckless driving, and forgery – 1st degree. He was lodged in Sarpy County Jail.

The victim and the child were both transported to Bellevue Medical Center. The child was not injured. The investigation remains ongoing.