Two survive crash into creek, Montgomery man faces felony charges

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A Montgomery man faces felony charges after he and a female victim were found naked in Sand Creek in Jordan following a car crash into the creek on Wednesday, June 2.

According to a summary of the incident provided by the Jordan Police Department, Jared Scott Herman, 38, of Montgomery was arrested at the scene and is in Scott County Jail facing two felony charges—second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felony terroristic threats.

Police were dispatched to the 500 Block of Broadway Street South in Jordan at 6:11 p.m. for a vehicle that crashed into Sand Creek behind a residence. The vehicle, which was identified as a black Honda CRV, had driven through the reporting party’s lawn.

Dispatch advised officers a male and a female were in the creek and the male was naked and appeared to be under the influence.

At the scene, officers found the vehicle in the middle of the creek and located a distraught and naked female victim, who reported the male, later identified as Herman, had taken her hostage and made her crash the car.

Herman was located walking in the creek and yelling biblical references and statements about being Moses. Officers instructed Herman to lie on the ground, but Herman raised his arms and yelled, “Just shoot me now,” and aggressively advanced towards the officers. A taser was discharged into Herman’s shoulder, but he continued advancing. A second discharge was used and Herman was placed in handcuffs.

Herman was transported to St. Francis Regional Medical Center. A search warrant was obtained to draw a sample of Herman’s blood. The sample is being analyzed by the BCA.

After being discharged from the hospital, Herman was transported to Scott County Jail.

The female victim was taken to Mayo Hospital in New Prague where she spoke with officers about the incident.

According to the report, the victim had known...

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