A 28-year-old man suspected of leading police on a 90-minuite chase Saturday night that included a carjacking is being held without bail in the Douglas County Correctional Center.
Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman, said Sunday that Allen Williams was arrested on suspicion of use of a weapon to commit a felony, use of gun by a felon, robbery and flight to avoid arrest. He was also being held on a felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine.
Williams was arrested about 12:20 a.m. Sunday near 108th and Q Streets after tearing through backyards, fences and stoplights and driving the wrong way on Interstate 80, Pecha said.
Radio dispatches indicated that Williams was taken into custody after turning into a cul-de-sac and being subdued with the aid of a stun gun.
The pursuit began Saturday about 10:50 p.m. when officers spotted Williams — who was sought in connection with an assault — driving a maroon Dodge Ram pickup truck in the area of John J. Pershing Drive and Ida Street.
He refused to stop, but a police helicopter kept track of the truck. Stop strips were successfully used by officers during the pursuit.
The truck then pulled into a gas station at 40th and Cuming Streets, where Williams allegedly threatened a woman with a gun and stole her car, a four-door gray sedan.
Pecha said cruiser officers picked up the pursuit, which traveled through all four Omaha police precincts, as well as Iowa and Sarpy County.
The sedan finally crashed in the backyard at 10779 V St. As the pursuit came to an end, an officer fired his gun, but no one was hit, and Williams was taken into custody.
Pecha said police had been searching for Williams since about 8:30 p.m. Friday, when officers responded to a report of an armed domestic disturbance in the area of 39th and Burdette Streets. A 25-year-old woman told police she was assaulted by Williams, who she said had been drinking and using drugs.
She was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The Omaha Police Department is investigating the arrest, as required by policy, because an officer's gun was fired.
Williams has twice served prison terms in Nebraska, most recently in 2008, when he was sentenced to seven to 10 years for possession of methamphetamine and three counts of theft.