Nebraska Man Accused of Crimes Found in Iowa Cornfield

Posted 12 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Michael Beard

Michael Beard

(AP) — Authorities say a Nebraska man stole multiple vehicles and burglarized at least two homes before he was found hiding in an Iowa cornfield over the weekend.

Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says the three-day crime spree began Thursday in Lincoln and concluded Saturday morning near a western Iowa town by the Nebraska state line.

31-year-old Michael A. Beard is accused of causing damage in two states and at least five counties.

In one case, a car that Beard is accused of stealing was found in a burning garage. In another, an alleged stolen van was found abandoned with an empty Bud Light can inside.

Investigators say they haven’t hashed out which jurisdiction will get Beard first. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.