SELDEN — A suspect was arrested early this morning in Sheridan County after leading officers on a high-speed pursuit — during which shots were fired — and eluding arrest during an incident Thursday night. No one was injured.
The suspect has not been publicly identified, but was taken into custody shortly after 4 a.m. today at a residence on Main Street. The suspect did not comply with the officers’ orders, and a taser was deployed.
The incident started Thursday night when the Sheridan County Sheriff’s office attempted to make a traffic stop on a 1994 Ford Explorer for a stop sign violation. After an officer started his emergency lights and sirens, the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed.
The chase was initiated in Selden and went into southern Decatur County, then returned to Selden. The suspect turned his vehicle into the patrol vehicle, as officers gave orders for the suspect to exit the vehicle.
The suspect ignored the orders, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office, and backed his vehicle away from the officer. He then "revved his motor toward the officer," who fired four rounds at the suspect, according to the media release.
A short pursuit ensued before the suspect wrecked the vehicle and fled on foot. A perimeter was established, and officers continued the search throughout Thursday night until he was found Friday morning.
The suspect is held at the Sheridan County Jail pending charges.