An Omaha man who led authorities on a lengthy chase last week and then held a 66-year-old woman captive in her north Omaha home will face a number of charges, including kidnapping, if he survives his injuries, police said Monday.
Jonathan Carlson, 42, remained in the Nebraska Medical Center’s intensive care unit Monday after suffering self-inflicted cuts to his wrists. His injuries were considered life-threatening.
If he recovers, Carlson will be arrested on suspicion of burglary, kidnapping, use of a knife to commit a felony and additional charges, including felony flight to avoid arrest, Lt. Darci Tierney said.
“We are still investigating the thefts that we suspect he was involved in,’’ Tierney said.
The chase began late Friday morning when officers spotted a green pickup truck used in a gun and credit card theft from another vehicle. The chase began at Oak View Mall near 144th Street and West Center Road, and was called off near 72nd and McKinley Streets.
A police helicopter spotted the truck later in north Omaha, and officers used stop sticks to blow out a tire on the truck near 41st and Sprague Streets.
At that point, Tierney said, Carlson broke into a home near the northeast corner of 42nd and Spaulding Streets, and took the woman inside hostage. Police negotiated with Carlson for more than two hours before the woman was allowed to leave her home.
The Omaha woman suffered minor injuries, authorities said, and was taken to a hospital.
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