In June of last year, 29 year old James Ellerbruch was driving a stolen car down I-80 when an Omaha Police Officer attempted to pull him over.
Being in a stolen ride was the least of Ellerbruch's concerns.Ellerbruch also had multiple felony warrants for his arrest, one of which was for violating his parole.

As Ellerbruch attempted to flee, he slammed the stolen car into an innocent motorist, seriously injuring her.

In February, Ellerbruch stood in Judge Tim Burns' courtroom for the charges of Felony Flight to Avoid Arrest and being a Felon in Possession of a Deadly Weapon.

Judge Burns sentenced Ellerbruch to 4 to 5 years in prison.

Thanks to automatic "good time", Ellerbruch will be free in less than 2 years.

Ellerbruch's past prison record:

2004 - Sentenced to 3 to 5 years for Felony Theft.

Released after serving 2.5 years.

2007 - Sentenced to 2 years for Felony Theft.

Released after serving 1 year.

2008 - Sentenced to 6 to 11 years for 2 counts of Felony Theft and 2nd Degree Felony Assault (assault with a weapon).

Released from prison 5 years later (2013), even though he had violated his parole and engaged in felonious activity during his parole.

Ellerbruch is "lucky" to be out in 2 years.

He could instead be serving a mandatory minimum of 10 years right now for being a habitual criminal.


We will see the name "James Ellerbruch" again.


Prison 2014

Prison 2014


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