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Central City Man Arrested After Driving Into Cornfield During Pursuit

GRAND ISLAND- The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a man following a pursuit and search in Hamilton County.

At 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, NSP received reports of a vehicle driving extremely slowly on residential streets in Aurora for an extended period of time. A trooper located the vehicle and attempted to make contact, but the vehicle fled. The suspect accelerated to more than 50mph on residential streets in Aurora and more than 80mph on dirt roads throughout the area. The vehicle eventually began traveling eastbound on Highway 34, back towards Aurora. As the vehicle approached the Giltner Spur on Highway 34, it turned into a cornfield and continued driving through the corn. After three hours, the suspect, 30-year-old Timothy Ulrich, of Central City, was located on foot attempting to flee the area. It was discovered the license plate on the vehicle was stolen. Troopers also located a knife and drug items. Ulrich was arrested on numerous charges.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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