Norfolk man arrested after jumping out of moving vehicle during pursuit

NORFOLK – A Norfolk man is in jail after a 2-1/2 hour manhunt that started with a vehicle pursuit that drove through yards and damaged property.

Cody Ausdemore was arrested just after 7:00 a.m. Friday hiding from authorities in a ditch near Nucor Steel in Norfolk.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says the ordeal began about 4:30 a.m., when a deputy saw a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 35 at 82 miles per hour.

Authorities say Ausdemore was driving the car. Instead of stopping for deputies, he took off, circling twice through the nearby Beverly Hills neighborhood, driving through people’s yards at one point.

Sheriff Unger says Ausdemore eventually leapt from the car while it was still in motion and took off on foot. He was eventually located and arrested on numerous charges.

Five other people were in the car. Sheriff Unger says they were detained but not charged. No one was injured.