Man arrested in Nebraska after hitting Yankton police squad car

FORDYCE, Neb. (WNAX) – A Fordyce, Nebraska, man has been captured and faces an attempted murder charge in connection with an alleged knife attack Tuesday at a Fordyce residence.

44-year-old Kevin Robert Haug, was sought on five felony charges, including the one count of attempted murder. Haug allegedly used a large knife during an early-morning attack on another man at the residence and then fled the scene, setting off a manhunt.

Cedar County Attorney Ed Matney  said “Haug was involved in a motor-vehicle collision and sustained injuries and is receiving treatment.”

“While Haug is not currently in law enforcement custody, officers are aware of Haug’s whereabouts and are monitoring the situation.”

The Yankton Police Department’s Facebook page contains an account that doesn’t mention Haug but fits the timing and details of the case.

“At approximately (5:45 p.m.), the Yankton Police Department attempted a traffic stop at the intersection of 2nd Street and Cedar Street, on a stolen U-Haul truck. The vehicle was being driven by a male wanted for attempted murder out of Cedar County, Nebraska,” the post said.

“During this incident, the male rammed the U-Haul into a Yankton Police Department squad car. The male fled across the Discovery Bridge and into Nebraska. The Yankton Police Department pursued the male until the Nebraska State Patrol and the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit.

“No Yankton officers were injured. The male was apprehended in Nebraska by authorities.”

Haug is accused of Count I, felony Attempted Murder in the First Degree; Count II, Assault in the First Degree; Count III, Burglary; Count IV, Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony; and Count V, Possession of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony.