Suspect wanted in Fairfield caught in Nebraska
Photo: Robert Hanson and his stuff
A man wanted in Fairfield was recently arrested in Nebraska per the following press release issued by the Fairfield Police Department.
“The Fairfield Police Department would like to provide an update regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred November 1st, 2019. (Robert) Hanson’s Jaguar was located later that night on Beck Ave. The vehicle was taken as evidence and a search was conducted by CSI in the following days. The search revealed a handgun, evidence of a marijuana butane lab, and marijuana.
Detectives authored an arrest warrant for Hanson that was signed by a Solano Superior Court judge. The warrant authorized Hanson’s arrest for a number of crimes to include assault with a vehicle on an officer, possession of a firearm/ammunition by a convicted felon, manufacturing a controlled substance, fleeing in a vehicle, resisting arrest, and committing a new felony while out of custody pending a separate criminal prosecution.
Detectives followed tips and learned Hanson may have fled out of state. On November 18th, 2019, while working with the Nebraska State Patrol, Hanson was located as a passenger in a vehicle on the highway outside Nebraska City, Nebraska. Nebraska City is about an hour south of Omaha along the Nebraska/Iowa border. Nebraska State Troopers arrested Hanson on the warrant and additional crimes to include weapons and controlled substance offenses. During their search, troopers found a short sword, knife, methamphetamine, and marijuana.
Our detectives flew out to Nebraska the next day, interviewed Hanson and collected evidence. Hanson will go through extradition proceedings in Nebraska and then be transferred back to Solano County to face his charges here. We would like to thank the Nebraska State Patrol for being awesome partners across state lines, the public for your support during this investigation, and those who provided tips along the way that helped capture Hanson.
A picture of Hanson, as well as the handgun and suspected marijuana found in his Jaguar has been attached.”