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Authorities arrested two people following a brief pursuit while serving a warrant on Wednesday.

Beatrice police were informed that 27-year-old William J. Umphenour, who had a felony warrant, was sitting in a vehicle that evening.

Police were also notified that the white vehicle may have been stolen, and Umphenour was suspected of breaking out the rear window a few days earlier.

Police attempted a traffic stop and Umphenour, who was a passenger, allegedly saw the officer and told the driver to leave. The truck drove away after being ordered to stop multiple times.

Cherish M. Lovell, 26, was identified as the driver. The truck turned a corner and stopped after another patrol unit approached. Umphenour fled on foot and Lovell was questioned why she didn't stop. She allegedly said she was pulling the vehicle out of the way. She was placed under arrest for obstructing police.

Police chased Umphenour on foot and after two orders to stop, he complied and was arrested without further incident around a block from where he started running.

While being transported to the jail for resisting arrest and the warrant, documents state he was verbally noncompliant during the booking process. He was allegedly being difficult and had to be forcibly placed in a cell. Umhenour is accused of grabbing a deputy's arm and pulling it, causing it to hit the door and prompting an additional possible charge of assault on a peace officer.

Umphenour’s bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit. His next hearing is set for April 17.



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