NSP: Arrest made after hours-long manhunt
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KLKN) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Lexington man after a more than 5-hour long manhunt.
Just before 3 a.m. Monday, one trooper tried to pullover a Chrysler 300 for speeding on Hwy 30, near Lexington.
The driver refused to stop and a high-speed chase ensued. The Chrysler reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour while fleeing.
During the pursuit, the Chrysler began driving through a field where the trooper was able to “successfully perform a tactical vehicle intervention.”
But, the chase didn’t stop there. The driver got out of his car and began running away. Troopers and local county deputies searched the area for several hours before a local resident reported the suspect was in a field several miles north of the original scene.
Around 8:10 a.m. the suspect was found in a field just west of Hwy 21. Identified as 28-year-old Jose Marquez of Lexington, he was arrested on several flight and drug charges.