Two Apprehended after Pursuit in Omaha

Two Apprehended after Pursuit in Omaha

October 5, 2018
(Omaha, NE)
Pursuit Scene End

Two people were taken into custody following a pursuit this morning in Omaha. The incident began at approximately 8:35 a.m.

While on patrol near 72nd street and Interstate 80, troopers observed a green 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe driving with no license plates. The troopers attempted a traffic stop at 77th and Grover streets, but the vehicle refused to stop and fled to the interstate.

Once on I-80, the vehicle reached speeds of more than 90 miles per hour while traveling eastbound with troopers in pursuit. The vehicle then attempted to exit I-80 at 24th street, but crashed on the off-ramp. The female driver was taken into custody at the scene, but a male passenger fled the scene on foot. With the assistance of the Omaha Police Department, the male was apprehended a short distance away from the scene.

The driver, Tara Stoops, 27, of Omaha, was arrested for flight to avoid arrest and no valid registration. The passenger, Sean Newman, 34, of Gering, NE, were transported to Nebraska Medicine for minor injuries. He was cited for obstruction and resisting arrest. Stoops was lodged in Douglas County Corrections.