State troopers arrested a young Iowa man near North Platte on Monday, following a report that a woman was held against her will in their vehicle traveling through Nebraska.
Just after 6 p.m. Monday, the Nebraska State Patrol received information from law enforcement in Waterloo, Iowa, that an adult woman was held in a Toyota Corolla, likely heading west on I-80 in Nebraska, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.
Less than 20 minutes later, troopers pulled the vehicle over about six miles east of North Platte.
The woman was driving the car, Thomas said. A man with her, Nathaniel Hartness, 23, of Waterloo was charged with false imprisonment and taken to Lincoln County jail.
Hartness is also wanted on another charge in Black Hawk County, Iowa. He is charged with tampering with a witness too, and held on a $100,000 bond, according to Lincoln County sheriff’s reports.