Tennessee man arrested for assault in moving vehicle, near Adams

BEATRICE – A Tennessee man was arrested near Adams, Tuesday, in what officers described as a rolling assault, while a vehicle was traveling Nebraska Highway 41.

Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies and Adams Rescue were sent to a possible injury accident where a vehicle was in a ditch, off Highway 41 east of South 120th Road.

A female found by rescue crew members at a nearby residence reported that a male passenger had assaulted her.  The man had fled the scene…..and was last observed walking into a wooded area.

Nebraska State Patrol officers and sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter prior to a state patrol K9 being brought to the scene.

The NSP K9 team found Edward James Stevenson, of Kingsport, Tennessee, hiding in a creek bed at about 6:40 p.m., more than two hours after the incident had been reported.  He was taken into custody on suspicion of domestic assault.

Authorities say the Trax Bar and Grill in Adams provided a cooler of iced water bottles to the law enforcement search team.  The temperature during the search was around 91-degrees with humidity approaching 50%.