A former Nebraska deputy charged with manslaughter

LANCASTER, NE – A former deputy from Seward County, Nebraska, has been incarcerated following a grand jury indictment on manslaughter charges, linked to a fatal shooting incident last year, according to the county prosecutor.

The announcement came from Lancaster County Attorney Pat Condon, who identified the former deputy as Anthony Gann. Gann is currently being held on a $100,000 bond and is anticipated to make his initial court appearance on Monday. It remains unclear if Gann has secured legal representation.

Seward County Sheriff Michael Vance, in a conversation with the Lincoln Journal Star, confirmed that Gann has since resigned from his position. Vance further revealed that an internal investigation conducted by his office found no violations or procedural breaches on Gann’s part.

The incident in question took place on the afternoon of October 23rd. Deputies attempted to stop 43-year-old Jorge Santana-Ramirez on Interstate 80. Instead of complying, Santana-Ramirez reportedly maneuvered his vehicle and drove in the wrong direction for a while before switching to the correct lanes.

The pursuit concluded in Lancaster County. According to the sheriff’s office, a passenger exited the vehicle, but the driver refused to comply. Deputies allegedly “observed a weapon in the driver’s hand,” which led to the shooting. Santana-Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene.