Man found at home after chase with deputies west of Lincoln, authorities say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested Sunday after he led deputies on a chase west of Lincoln, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says.

Just after midnight, a deputy tried to pull over a Toyota Tundra after the driver made an illegal turn near Southwest 33rd Street and West Denton Road.

But the driver refused to stop and sped off, Chief Deputy Ben Houchin said Monday.

The deputy stopped pursuing the pickup truck due to the danger, according to Houchin.

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Later on, the deputy spotted the pickup truck near the intersection of Southwest 56th Street and West Denton Road.

Houchin said the deputy didn’t follow but was able to identify the driver as 47-year-old Benjamin Burmood.

Deputies later found Burmood’s pickup truck unoccupied near Southwest 84th Street and West Yankee Hill Road.

Around 12:15 p.m., authorities went to Burmood’s home near 14th and Hartley Streets and took him into custody, Houchin said.

He was arrested on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest.

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