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Fugitive located in CB leads police on chase ending in Omaha

He is still on the loose
Posted at 1:37 PM, Oct 22, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This morning, a wanted fugitive led police on a chase throughout Council Bluffs and into Omaha after destroying property and damaging a police cruiser. He is still at large and is to be "considered armed and dangerous." Call the police if you see him and do not approach the suspect.

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The Council Bluffs Police Department says 29-year-old Jamie Kennedy was located near the 2600 block of Ave F while they were working with federal officers.

There, they say Kennedy was parked in front of another vehicle in a driveway and when police moved into arrest him. He intentionally rammed the police vehicle several times and drove over a fence. The officer was outside of his vehicle and taking cover behind it as Kennedy rammed the car.

A "HELP AN OFFICER" call went out and "numerous other officers proceeded to the scene."

After leaving the scene, Kennedy was followed by officers and eventually made his way onto the I-480 bridge into Omaha, going the wrong way. CBPD officers exited at 10th and Dodge Street but did not see Kennedy's vehicle exiting off the Douglas Street ramp.

In Omaha, the Omaha Police Department located the vehicle Kennedy was driving, abandoned near Northridge and Ida Streets.

There were no injuries but CPBD says the police cruiser that was rammed and the fence that was run over sustained considerable damage.

They say additional warrants "are being applied for Jamie Kennedy’s arrest stemming from the incident this morning."

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police immediately and not approach Kennedy.