Man arrested in Omaha after 2-state chase


November 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A 28-year-old man sought in an Omaha assault case has been arrested after a two-state chase.  Omaha police say Allen Williams was spotted late Saturday night in a pickup that soon halted after officers deployed stop strips that flattened the truck tires. But police say Williams then threatened a woman at a gas station nearby, stole her car and then took off on a chase that crossed the Missouri River into Iowa and then back into Nebraska.

Police say Williams was arrested after the vehicle he was driving plowed through some backyards in western Omaha. Police say an officer fired his gun but didn’t hit anyone.  Williams faces robbery, drug, assault and other charges. He’s previously served prison time.