Feb 06, 2020 10:55 AM

Woman dies in icy 2-vehicle crash in Lancaster County

Posted Feb 06, 2020 10:55 AM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A woman died Wednesday morning in a two-car crash on a snowy road south of Lincoln.

The crash happened about 7:45 a.m. when a northbound pickup truck driven by Jamie Bauman, 39, of Martell, went out of control on Highway 77, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. The pickup crossed the grass median and entered the southbound lanes, striking a sport utility vehicle driven by Cassidy Clement, 25, of Lincoln.

Bauman died at the crash site. Clement was taken to a Lincoln hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

They were the only occupants of the vehicles.

The sheriff's office said the highway was snow-covered and icy at the time of the crash.

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Feb 06, 2020 10:55 AM
Sheriff: Kan. felon arrested with 14 knives, garrote and pistol

Timothy Chism photo KDOC

BARTON COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on numerous charges after a Wednesday arrest.

Early Tuesday, police in Hoisington were searching for a suspect in an alleged aggravated battery, assault case that had occurred late Monday, according to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir.

County dispatchers issued an attempt to locate for 35-year-old Timothy Chism of Great Bend. The suspect was considered armed and dangerous, according to Bellendir.

Investigators including officers from the Great Bend Police Department located Chism in a vehicle near the intersection of 12th and Morton Street in Great Bend.

Officers conducted a felony traffic stop on the Nissan Pathfinder and Chism, a passenger in the SUV, attempted to resist arrest, according to Bellendir.

An officer used a Taser when Chism reached for a knife. Officers then handcuffed Chism. During the arrest, officers found 14 knives including a meat cleaver, a garrote, meth, marijuana and other drugs, according to Bellendir.

When deputies searched Chism at the Barton County Jail, they found he had a .380 automatic pistol in a holster between his legs.

Chism -Barton County Sheriff booking photo

Chism is being held on a total bond of $125,000 for the requested charges that include drugs and weapons violations and for the alleged assault, according to Bellendir. 

He has previous convictions for Lewd and Lascivious Behavior, theft and drugs, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.