“Man Charged in I-80 Shooting; Victim Recovers”

By | August 10, 2023



A man accused of a shooting on Interstate 80 in Omaha appeared in court and was held on $1 million bond. Charles Stuart is facing charges of second-degree assault, using a firearm to commit a felony, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. Deputies had difficulty bringing Stuart to the courtroom as he was crying and throwing things. It was revealed that Stuart has bipolar disorder and schizophrenia but was not taking medication. The shooting took place after Stuart wrecked his truck and began firing a gun, hitting a passing car and injuring a driver. Stuart will return to court on September 18. shooting-restrained-court-appearance/44774373″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>KETV reported

During a court appearance in Douglas County on Wednesday, Charles Stuart, the man accused of a shooting incident on Interstate 80 in Omaha, was held on a $1 million bond. Stuart is facing charges of second-degree assault, using a firearm to commit a felony, and unlawfully discharging a firearm. The court proceedings were delayed for approximately an hour as deputies had difficulties bringing the 33-year-old defendant into the courtroom. According to the deputies, Stuart exhibited emotional distress, engaging in disruptive behavior, which necessitated the intervention of a crisis team to transport him. Eventually, Stuart was restrained, placed in a specialized outfit, and transported to the courtroom on a stretcher. Throughout the proceedings, Stuart consistently interrupted the judge. Prosecutors also revealed that Stuart had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia but was not adhering to any prescribed medication.

The shooting incident took place on Monday morning near the intersection of I-680 southbound and I-80 eastbound. After causing a collision with his truck, Stuart proceeded to remove his clothes and began firing a gun. One of the bullets struck a passing car and grazed the driver, identified as Aaron Traynham. Traynham informed KETV NewsWatch 7 that he is currently recovering from surgery to remove bullet fragments from his cheek and glass from his eye, which caused damage to his retina. Stuart is scheduled to appear in court again on September 18th..