Update: Bond Set For Carjacking, Pursuit Suspect

By: WOWT 6 News Email
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A judge set bond at ten percent of $150,000 for the man accused in a chase and carjacking.

Michael McMahon, 31, is being held in Douglas County Jail. He is charged with making terroristic threats and strangulation.

McMahon is a convicted felon who was released from prison last year for strangulation and false imprisonment.

Officials told WOWT 6 News that even if McMahon posts bond, there is a hold, in connection with another case, that will prohibit him from being released.

Posted May 23, 2014 at 9:08pm

The Cass County Sheriff's Department has identified the man sought for Friday night's carjacking and chase as Michael McMahon.

It all began around 8 p.m. in Louisville, Nebraska where authorities approached McMahon, wanted on a felony warrant. He drove off as another man jumped from the car.

McMahon headed onto Highway 50 and crossed into Sarpy County, reaching speeds over 100 mph. He crashed near 168th and Fairview, but it didn't end there. After a short chase on foot, McMahon carjacked a 2003 red Ford Escape with two women inside. They managed to flee at a nearby intersection.

McMahon continued north toward Douglas County. Shortly before 9:30 p.m., Omaha police spotted him on Highway 75, but the pursuit was called off near Interstate 80 and South 84th Street.

McMahon remains at large and is believed to be armed.

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