STANTON – A man who has recently faced charges in multiple Nebraska counties was taken into custody Tuesday morning in Stanton County.
According to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger, 37-year-old Jeffery T. Olsufka Jr. of Wayne was arrested after an incident in which shots were fired.
Unger said his office responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint six miles north of Leigh in southern Stanton County just off Highway 57. According to Unger, Olsufka Jr. was located inside the vehicle in a compromising situation involving sex paraphernalia.
As law enforcement made contact, Unger said, illegal drugs and contraband were reportedly observed and Olsufka Jr. was removed from the vehicle.
Unger said Olsufka Jr. refused to cooperate with the lone law enforcement officer and re-entered his vehicle and refused commands to exit and show his hands as he reached into the back seat. He continued to refuse to exit and placed the running vehicle into gear in an attempt to drive off, Unger said.
At that time, the vehicle was disabled by a gunshot from Sheriff Mike Unger to the front left tire. Unger said the weapon was discharged to prevent a vehicle pursuit, stating that Olsufka Jr. was impaired.
The Wayne man was again physically removed from the vehicle and placed on the ground at which time he again physically resisted and began to run toward Highway 57 and was finally subdued.
Olsufka Jr. and Unger were both medically cleared on scene by Leigh Fire and Rescue. Olsufka Jr. was then jailed on charges of Driving While Intoxicated-4th offense, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Prohibited Acts (under the influence of illegal drugs), Open Container of Alcohol Violation.
Olsufka Jr. was out on bond in both Stanton and Merrick counties on drug charges.