Seager Accused Of Helping Hernandez Flee Falls City

FALLS CITY – The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a wanted poster for Michael Seager, 34.

He is suspected of helping Desiderio Hernandez flee Falls City following the 2015 shooting of Joseph Debella.

A bench warrant was issued Nov. 21 for Seager, after the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office was appointed as special prosecutor.

He had previously entered a not guilty plea to allegations that he knew why Desiderio Hernandez was trying to leave Falls City. Seager was released from custody after posting a $1,000 bond provision.

Court records say Hernandez went to Seager’s Falls City residence on the morning of Aug. 5 and  Hernandez asked for help that afternoon to get out of Falls City.

An arrest affidavit says Hernandez told Seager there had been trouble at the house he was staying at and pointed to his forehead, saying “it was right there.” Investigator say Hernandez was referring to shooting his cousin.

The state alleges that Seager drove Hernandez to Horton, Kan., where he was later arrested on an active warrant for attempted first degree murder.

Seager also failed to appear in court on a charge of taking an air conditioning unit from Meyer Home Center  and taking a spare tire from Tara Prater in the fall of 2017.

He was charged with child neglect in July of 2016, but was unsatisfactorily released from probation last November. An arrest warrant has also been issued in that case.


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