Authorities searching for Norfolk man after high-speed chase
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — At about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Stanton County Sheriff’s office stopped a vehicle on Hwy 275 about five miles East of Norfolk for a traffic violation.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff’s office press release, 21-year-old Shawnessy Sulley Jr. of Norfolk, was contacted and later asked to exit his vehicle when he suddenly put the car in gear and sped away westbound at speeds of nearly 90 mph with other traffic present on the highway.
During this time as he was pursued by two Sheriff’s units, officers say he threw drug contraband out the car window that was later recovered. The vehicle suddenly blew a rear tire and Sulley jumped from the car’s front passenger window as the car still was in motion and gear. He then ran northeast from the area of South Eastwood and Hwy 275 as the vehicle careened into the north tree line off Hwy 275.
Officials say Sulley lost his shoes as he ran into a wooded area and a perimeter was established as soon as possible with assistance from the Norfolk Police Division, Madison County Sheriff’s office and NSP. An exhaustive search was conducted using drones and the NSP Air Wing and K-9 units.
The Stanton County Sherriff’s office says Sulley has an extensive criminal history dating back to his youth and was just released from jail, after a drug conviction in Douglas County. Sulley was last seen wearing no shoes, a white t-shirt and blue shorts, with dreds in his hair and multiple tattoos and should be considered dangerous due to his unlawful behavior.
Officials say he faces felony charges of Possession of more than a Pound of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Operating a Motor Vehicle To Avoid Arrest, Tampering with Evidence, No Drug Tax Stamp and additional charges of Willful Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. The Stanton County Sheriff’s office says Sulley has numerous contacts in Norfolk and the Stanton area. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.