Suspect wanted in Texas murder arrested in Nebraska

Sisro Johnson

A suspect wanted in Texas for murder was arrested Tuesday night after leading law enforcement on a 27 mile pursuit along U.S. Highway 75 in southeast Nebraska.

Around 9:24 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, a trooper attempted to stop a 2007 Black Dodge Durango with Texas license plates for speeding on Highway 75 just over the Nebraska/Kansas line in Richardson County. The vehicle and plate matched the description in an earlier broadcast for a homicide suspect out of Garland, Texas.

The driver pulled the SUV to the shoulder and stopped briefly before taking off. A pursuit ensued north on Highway 75 reaching speeds at times of 110 mph. The pursuit continued through Nemaha County and into Otoe County. The Otoe County Sheriff's Office was able to lay down stop sticks near the Nemaha/Otoe County line. The stop sticks flattened the SUV's right front tire. The driver continued on for another three miles before stopping the SUV at mm 41 on Highway 75.

The suspect was ordered out of the car onto the ground, where he was taken into custody without incident. The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted in the pursuit by the Auburn and Nebraska City Police Departments and the Otoe County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect, Sisro M. Johnson, 39, Tyler, TX was lodged in the Otoe County Jail on charges of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, as well as the outstanding warrant for suspicion of homicide and parole violation in Texas.