Lincoln police arrest pursuit suspect

Michael Wendelin

By:  newsroom

Police say the suspect led officers on a car chase early Tuesday.

Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says officers tried to pull over 39-year-old Michael Wendelin, who was speeding in a pick–up this morning near 1st and A at around 1:30.  Flood says Wendelin wouldn't pull over and took off in a residential area. 

The pick-up was found abandoned near 8th & G.  A police dog was used to try to track him, but the search was unsuccessful.  At the time, officers knew who they were looking for.

Police say Wendelin turned himself in Tuesday afternoon at the Lincoln Police headquarters.  He was arrested for fleeing to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and driving under suspension.