Juvenile arrested following pursuit near Kearney

KEARNEY – Kearney-area authorities have arrested a juvenile and recovered a stolen vehicle following a pursuit on Wednesday.

Around 6 Wednesday evening, the Nebraska State Patrol, along with Kearney Police Department and Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, pursued a vehicle after fleeing from a traffic stop on I-80.

The suspect vehicle reached speeds of up to 115 miles per hour.

Shortly after, a witness called to report that a vehicle had driven into a pond near Archway Road and that the driver had fled on foot.

Around 10 minutes later, a trooper located the suspect, a 17-year-old from Iowa, and took him into custody.

The vehicle was found to be stolen from Sioux City earlier this week.