A Beatrice man shot trying to flee law enforcement a week ago in a stolen SUV now faces three new felony charges.
The Lancaster County Attorney's office charged Thomas D. Sailors, 25, with third-degree assault on an officer, theft by unlawful taking and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.
At a hearing Thursday, Lancaster County Court Judge John Freudenberg set Sailors' bond at $250,000 and appointed the Public Defender's office to represent him.
In an affidavit for Sailors' arrest, Lincoln police said two LPD officers in a marked cruiser and a deputy U.S. Marshal trying to arrest him in a parking lot at 16th and Prospect streets Jan. 5 on a felony drug warrant had tried to pin in the stolen GMC Yukon Denali he was driving.
Police said Sailors backed into the cruiser, pushing an open door into an officer, who had to jump back in the cruiser to avoid being run over.
Sailors hit two other parked cars and an apartment building and was shot by a deputy U.S. Marshal before he got away, according to court records. He later showed up at a Lincoln hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds.