Two Men In Custody After Leading Officers On Weekend Chase And Firing At Them

LINCOLN- The Nebraska State Patrol SWAT team and deputies from multiple sheriffs’ offices and police departments arrested two men after a pursuit that involved a suspect firing several rounds at Polk County Sheriff’s deputies.

The pursuit began Saturday evening, when a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a vehicle whose plates did not match the vehicle. The vehicle fled and during the pursuit the passenger of the car fired several round at the deputies, striking one patrol car. The vehicle went into a ditch near 129th and B Roads in Polk County and two people fled on foot. The driver of the vehicle, 38 year old Douglas Burke of Clarks, surrendered to authorities. The vehicle was determined to be stolen and the passenger 25 year old Derek Hobbs of Omaha was located in a cornfield early Sunday morning.

Hobbs was in possession of a loaded weapon.