UPDATE: Suspect who led authorities in Cedar County pursuit arrested

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WYNOT, Neb. (KCAU) — A man who led police in a pursuit before then fleeing on foot into a cornfield in northeast Nebraska has been captured.

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning that Nathan Murphree of Yankton, South Dakota, has been found and arrested.

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified by South Dakota authorities Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. of a blue car heading they were pursuing into Cedar County. Deputies intercepted the pursuit west of Wynot on Highway 12 near 571 Avenue, and used a tire deflation device, making the vehicle come to a stop.

A female passenger was taken into custody and taken to the Cedar County Jail, but Murphree, the driver, fled on foot into a cornfield.


PREVIOUS: Tuesday around 5:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said South Dakota authorities were in pursuit of a blue car driven by Murphree heading to Cedar County. Deputies intercepted the pursuit west of Wynot on Highway 12 near 571 Avenue, and used a tire deflation device, making the vehicle come to a stop.

A female passenger was taken into custody and taken to the Cedar County Jail, but the male driver fled on foot into a cornfield. Authorities conducted an extensive search, using aircraft and K-9s, but there were unable to find him at the time, the release said.

The driver was identified as Nathan Murphree of Yankton, South Dakota. He is described as being 6-feet tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing only red shorts. The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office said that Murphree is not considered to be a danger to the public. Anyone who sees Murphree is asked to not approach him and to call 911 immediately.

The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Dixon County Sheriff’s Office, Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska Games and Parks, Nebraska State Patrol, and Cedar County Emergency Management assisted the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office.

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