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II Corps Drug Task Force Arrest
Nets Drugs & Guns

02/06/2007

(Lincoln, NE) – A 53-year-old Decatur, Nebraska man is under arrest after a month-and-a-half long investigation by the III Corps Drug Task Force. Timothy Sears of 530 West 10th Street, Decatur was taken into custody, Monday, February 5, 2007, after a search of his home led to the discovery of nearly 32 pounds of marijuana, a grow operation and two grams of methamphetamine. One shot gun and two rifles along with various drug paraphernalia were also uncovered.

Sears was lodged in the Burt County jail on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Deliver. The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted by the Burt County Sheriff’s Office in making the arrest.

Seven law enforcement agencies in northeast Nebraska contribute to the III Corps Drug Task Force, which uses their combined strengths to work against drug dealers and users. Law enforcement agencies representing the police departments of Blair, Fremont and Hooper as well as the Sheriffs’ Offices of Burt, Cuming and Dodge Counties along with the Nebraska State Patrol and representation from the United States Department of Drug Enforcement form the III Corps Drug Task Force.

III Corps is funded largely by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, administered by the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and through local agency contributions.


Amber Alert Ends
Child Safe, Suspect in Custody

01/13/2007

(Lincoln, NE) – The Amber Alert issued for 11-year-old Lisa Marie Porter of West Point has been cancelled. At 4:50 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2007, Lisa Marie Porter was recovered safely and her suspected abductor 30-year-old Jamie Davis, of Salem, South Dakota was taken into custody.

At 4:30 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2007, the Nebraska State Patrol dispatch in Grand Island, was notified by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office of a citizen report of a vehicle matching the description in the Amber Alert traveling southbound on Highway 81. A trooper was dispatched to the area. The pickup matching the description was encountered by a trooper and a York City Police officer at the intersection of Recharge Road and the Highway 81 Bypass.

The York police officer got out of his vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The pickup swerved at the officer, who then drew his weapon and fired at least one shot, flattening the pickup’s left rear tire. The pickup, with the trooper in pursuit, continued southbound on Highway 81, across Interstate 80. Approximately two miles south of the Interstate at the intersection of Highway 81 and Seven Road, the driver of the pickup attempted to turn east and lost control of the vehicle. At that time the suspects’ vehicle was pinned in by two Nebraska State Patrol units. The young girl fled the vehicle. The driver remained in the pickup and was taken into custody without incident.

11-year-old Lisa Marie Porter is in protective custody. The suspect, 30-year-old Jamie Davis of Salem, South Dakota, was taken to the York County Jail. The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted by the York City Police Department and the York County Sheriff’s Office.

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