A Gage County sheriff’s deputy located Joshua Bornemeier of Beatrice while patrolling the fair grounds. The deputy was aware that Bornemeier and had a warrant out for his arrest. Bornemeier told the deputy that he had taken care of it.
The Deputy contacted dispatch to confirm the warrant, and Bornemeier allegedly fled. The deputy pursued him on a bike and ordered him to stop. Bornemeier ran approximately 400 yards and then stopped.
Bornemeier was carrying a container with a clear crystal substance and a folding knife with a blade larger than 3.5 inches.
A witness told police Bornemeier threw something under a vehicle while he was running. The deputy searched under the vehicle and found four ziplock bags containing a clear crystal substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.
About .7 grams of methamphetamine were recovered from the bags.
During his arrest Bornemeier headbutted the officer’s vehicle, denting the trunk and spit on the deputy’s shirt and neck.
He was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by prohibited person, possession of meth, drug tax stamp violation, criminal mischief and assault on an officer with bodily fluids.
Bond was set for Bornemeier at $100,000.