Man Arrested After Pursuit In Multiple Counties

YORK- Authorities have arrested an Omaha man following a pursuit that crossed several counties Monday.

At 9:45 p.m., the Sutton Police Department received a report that a stolen straight truck was in the area. Officers located the truck and attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled. Officers followed the vehicle on various county roads, east into Fillmore County, and eventually north into York County. The Sheriff’s Offices of Clay, Fillmore, and York Counties assisted at various times throughout the pursuit, which lasted for 56 miles. The truck then crashed into the ditch between 18th and 19th roads on the York/Hamilton county line. The driver fled on foot into a cornfield. Personnel searched the area and were able to locate the suspect hiding in a culvert in the early morning hours Tuesday.

The driver, 49-year old Scott Rector was arrested for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest, and possession of stolen property.