Seeing Double: Wanted man identified as look-alike, says NSP


OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) — UPDATE: The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) added additional charges when they discovered the man they arrested was not who he claimed to be.

43-year-old Jeremy Binns of Iowa was taken into custody following a high-speed pursuit on Wednesday, April 15 in Omaha. At the time he falsely identified as Devlin Phillips, a man who looks a lot like Binns, reports NSP.

The fake identity was discovered through the process of booking Binns into the Douglas County Jail.

Binns now faces a charge of criminal impersonation in addition to his initial reckless driving and drug charges. Binns also has a warrant for his arrest out of Iowa.

NSP clarifies that Devlin Phillips was not involved in this case.

Original story posted Wednesday, April 15th at 9: 30 a.m.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested an Omaha man following a high-speed pursuit.

Around 7:30 pm Wednesday, a trooper spotted a Buick Regal driving with no plates in West Omaha. Attempting to pull them over, the Buick sped away northbound with the trooper on his tail.

The chase reached speeds over 100 mph.

The Buick eventually attempted to make a U-turn and struck a median, bringing his car to a stop. The driver, later identified as 42-year-old Devlin Phillips 43-year-old Jeremy Binns of Iowa, ran out of his car and into a business park near 132nd and Dodge Streets.

Phillips Binns was quickly taken into custody and found in possession of meth. He was arrested on multiple charges in including willful reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance.

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