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Sleeping Man In Car Woke Up, Allegedly Attacked Trooper

GRETNA-(AP Sept. 12) – Authorities say a man sleeping in a pickup truck attacked a Nebraska state trooper who awakened him.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 44-year-old Jared Raymon from Council Bluffs, Iowa, was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and other crimes.

Investigators say the pickup was suspected of involvement in a hit-and-run crash in southwest Omaha and then another in the parking lot at the Nebraska Crossing shopping center south of Gretna. The patrol says the trooper spotted the pickup in the lot.

The trooper knocked on a pickup window several times before Raymon woke up. He soon threw open a door, hitting the trooper in the chest, and then got out and attacked.

Eventually the trooper deployed a stun gun to subdue Raymon. A gun was found in a backpack in the truck, as well as several containers of marijuana and some alcohol.

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