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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Engstrom enters pleas for shooting at officers after Pawnee City robbery

  • Michael D. Engstrom, 33, of Topeka, Kan., entered no contest pleas Nov. 4 related to firing shots at five law enforcement officers in Johnson County during a police pursuit.Officers responding to a report of a robbery at the Casey's General Store in Pawnee City, contacted a vehicle driven by Engstrom.Johnson C...
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  • Michael D. Engstrom, 33, of Topeka, Kan., entered no contest pleas Nov. 4 related to firing shots at five law enforcement officers in Johnson County during a police pursuit.
    Officers responding to a report of a robbery at the Casey's General Store in Pawnee City, contacted a vehicle driven by Engstrom.
    Johnson County Attorney Julie D. Smith said Engstrom fired upon two Nebraska state troopers, two Johnson County deputies and the Johnson County sheriff. The pursuit ended when the vehicle Engstrom was driving became stuck in a field near Saint Mary, Neb.
    Engstrom fired his handgun until he ran out of ammunition, and then he turned himself in, Smith said.
    No one was seriously injured.
    Engstrom also entered a no contest plea to the Pawnee City robbery.
    Each of the seven felonies is a Class II Felony, so it total, Engstrom faces up to 350 years in prison.
    Sentencing on both his Johnson County and Pawnee County cases is set for Jan. 13 in Pawnee City.
    He remains in custody, having been continuously held on a $4 million dollar bond since his arrest Feb. 13.
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