Three people have been arrested following a Sunday afternoon pursuit on Highway 77 in Lancaster County.
The Nebraska State Patrol says two of the three arrested in southern Lancaster County are juveniles. The three are also suspected of shooting BBs at bike riders on Highway 77.
Around 4:00, a trooper observed a 2018 GMC Acadia traveling at 100 miles per hour on Highway 77 north of Princeton when a trooper attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled and the trooper initiated a pursuit.
The Acadia drove on county roads, through Hickman, and eventually crashed into a ditch near 120th and Highway 2. One suspect fled on foot and was caught by a trooper. Two others remained with the vehicle and were taken into custody by another trooper. One of the juveniles, a seventeen year old girl from Lincoln, fainted while in the trooper’s patrol unit and was then transported by ambulance to Bryan Medical Center West Campus.
After being medically cleared, she and a sixteen year old boy from Lincoln, were lodged in the Lancaster County Youth Services Center. The third suspect, nineteen year old Steven Schroeder, also from Lincoln, was arrested and lodged in Lancaster County Jail.
The Acadia was determined to have been stolen from Lincoln on Sunday and a search of the vehicle revealed two BB guns and marijuana. It is believed that the BB guns were used to shoot at bike riders on Highway 77 before the pursuit began.
All three suspects were arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Felony Flight to Avoid Arrest, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Willful Reckless Driving and Speeding. Additional charges may be added pending further investigation.
The NSP is asking any cyclist who may have witnessed to or was a victim of this act to call the NSP Troop H Patrol Office at 402-471-4680.