Two caught after chase across Lincoln in stolen car, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two people were arrested Tuesday after leading officers on a chase across Lincoln in a stolen car, police say.

Around 9:10 a.m., officers were notified that a car was stolen near 13th and E Streets.

An officer saw the vehicle, a Chevy Equinox, near 11th and B Streets and tried to stop it.  But the vehicle fled south, according to police.

During the chase, officers received help from a Nebraska State Patrol helicopter, which spotted the Chevy driving around the city.

A trooper was able to slow the vehicle with stop sticks near 33rd and Fair Streets.

The Chevy eventually came to a stop near 40th and Y Streets, where both occupants got out and ran away, police say.

Officers caught up with 40-year-old Shernell Henderson, who was trying to climb a backyard fence, and took her into custody.

Tony Smith, 39, was also taken into custody after he was spotted entering a nearby home.

Henderson was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Smith was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including sex offender registration violation, driving under the influence and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.

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