NSP: Juvenile taken into custody following pursuit spanning multiple counties
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KLKN) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) took a juvenile into custody Wednesday after multiple vehicle pursuits.
Around 2:30 p.m., NSP was notified that the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office (DCO) was involved in a pursuit of a Chrysler Pacifica that had been reported stolen.
The suspect was believed to be a 17-year-old who fled a courtroom in Dakota County.
As the vehicle fled into Iowa, DCO terminated their pursuit. An hour later, a trooper saw the vehicle in Burt County, driving Northbound on Hwy 75.
When the suspect noticed the trooper, he accelerated at a high rate of speed. NSP initiated pursuit as the suspect drove into Thurston County.
At this time, the trooper stopped his pursuit in the interest of public safety. However, about 20 minutes later, officers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs began a pursuit with the same vehicle.
The vehicle then crashed on Hwy 75 near mile marker 157. It then became engulfed in flames, but the driver exited and fled on foot into a cornfield.
The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. He was then transported to Woodbury County Corrections in Iowa at the request of a parole officer, in connection with the initial charges.
Any possible charges related to Wednesday’s incident are currently pending.