Kansas Fugitive to be Tried in Nebraska Court for Shooting at Officers
TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A July trial in Nebraska has been scheduled for a Kansas fugitive who's accused of firing at officers during a vehicle chase in southeast Nebraska.
According to The Beatrice Daily Sun, 33-year-old Michael Engstrom, of Topeka, Kan., pleaded not
guilty earlier this week to several felony counts in Johnson County
His wife, Jamie Engstrom, pleaded guilty to felony
child abuse. Prosecutors dropped several charges connected to the Feb.
13 chase in exchange for Jamie Engstrom's plea. Authorities say the
child abuse charge was filed because Jamie Engstrom had placed a
14-year-old child in harm's way. Officers discovered after the chase
that the child was in the Engstroms' car.
Both Engstroms have been charged with murder in the slaying of a Topeka man earlier on Feb. 13.