Northeast Nebraska Multi-County Pursuit Ends In Arrest

WAYNE COUNTY – Authorities in Northeast Nebraska have arrested a man who was involved in a multi-county pursuit on Thursday.

Nebraska State Patrol Captain Paul Hattan says the incident started Wednesday night in Antelope County.

Hattan says a disturbance resulted in a pick-up being stolen with reports the suspect was armed.

The suspect was reported being seen in Stanton and Wayne Counties Thursday afternoon.

Hattan says authorities located the car in Wayne County and the pursuit ended around 3 p.m. on a minimum maintenance road near 852nd Road and 575th Avenue.

“It was just about a mile, then a half a mile back south on a minimum maintenance road. Again, the State Patrol was in pursuit; we had the Airwing up, we were monitoring the vehicle. Had good visual on him. The subject started to go down a minimum maintenance road and the Troopers backed off, they knew it was muddy. They knew he wasn’t going to make it through there and ended up crashing the vehicle into a ditch. At that time we advanced on foot with a K-9 and ended up taking him into custody.” Hattan says.

Hattan says two Wayne County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles were damaged during the pursuit.

The suspect is facing several felony charges related to the pursuit and the stolen car.

His name is being withheld at this time and no injuries were reported.