Wanted Florida man caught after chase in northeast Nebraska, authorities say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A wanted Florida man was arrested last week after a high-speed chase in northeast Nebraska, the Holt County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday, 39-year-old Sean Podobensky was spotted heading east near Emmet, which is about 84 miles northwest of Norfolk.

When the deputy tried pulling Podobensky over, he increased his speed to over 100 mph, according to the sheriff’s office.

The pursuing deputy backed off Podobenksy when he went through O’Neill at speeds of over 80 mph.

Eventually, the deputy and other officers caught up to Podobensky when he turned south onto 498th Avenue in Inman.

Podobensky kept driving south until he got stuck on a minimum-maintenance road.  He then got out and started running away, the sheriff’s office said.

After a couple of minutes, a deputy was able to catch up to Podobensky and take him into custody.

Deputies later discovered that Podobensky had been driving a car, which had been stolen out of Norfolk.  Podobensky also had an extraditable warrant out of Florida, the sheriff’s office said.

He was then taken to a local hospital to get medical clearance for issues, which the sheriff’s office says are not related to the pursuit.

Once medically cleared, Podobensky was taken to the Madison County Jail on a warrant from Florida with local charges pending.
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