One-Million Dollar Bond for Suspect on the Run

Carrie Murphy

One-Million Dollar Bond for Suspect on the Run

CREATED Mar. 13, 2013

Omaha, NE - An Omaha woman on the run after an officer-involved shooting Friday night is now being held on $1 million bail.

Jennifer Lovings turned herself in Sunday.  Her lawyer said she thought police would shoot her if they found her.

Undercover Omaha police officers chased Lovings to a parking lot at 50th and Center after they served a search warrant at her home a few blocks away.  Police say Lovings and the passenger in her car, Jason Welch, were involved in a large-scale meth conspiracy.  One of the officers shot Welch; he died Tuesday. 

Officers say Lovings rammed her vehicle into unmarked police cars, then sped away.  Police found the vehicle; Welch was still inside, critically injured.  Lovings got away.

She is now charged with assault on an officer, felony flight to avoid arrest, use of a weapon to commit a felony and narcotics charges.

When Lovings turned herself in Sunday, her lawyer called the shooting unjustified.  "She says, number one, she never rammed anybody, the damage to cars will determine that.  She says they had no firearms, he never reached for a firearm, this was an unjustified shooting," said James Martin Davis.

A grand jury will investigate Welch's death, as required under state law.