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Norfolk Man Arrested, Woman Rescued After Pursuit

FREMONT- The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Norfolk man and rescued a woman following a pair of pursuits.

On Saturday at 1:50 p.m., a trooper attempted a traffic stop on a car near West Point on southbound Highway 275 for speeding. The vehicle fled and troopers initiated a pursuit. The vehicle sustained speeds of more than 110 miles per hour during the pursuit. As the vehicle approached West Point, the trooper discontinued the pursuit out of caution for public safety. Just over an hour later, troopers in Omaha located the suspect vehicle near 132nd and Blondo. The vehicle once again fled and troopers observed a female passenger in the vehicle attempting to get their attention. The vehicle then turned northbound on Highway 275, reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour. As the vehicle approached Fremont, troopers were able to successfully deploy spike strips to slow the vehicle. A trooper then performed a tactical vehicle intervention to bring the vehicle to a stop. The driver, 39-year-old Eric Wilson was taken into custody for willful reckless driving, felony flight to avoid arrest, false imprisonment, an active warrant from Madison County, and several traffic violations. Additional charges are pending.

Troopers determined that the female passenger was being held in the vehicle against her will.


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