(Sarpy County, NE) -- Two people are behind bars following a Wednesday pursuit in Sarpy County.
The Nebraska State Patrol says around 1:40 Wednesday afternoon, a trooper spotted a Nissan Rogue speeding on I-80 near Gretna. The NSP says the SUV didn't have license plates and matched the description of a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Lincoln. Investigators say the vehicle exited I-80 at the Gretna interchange and went southbound on Highway 31, where the trooper attempted to pull the SUV over.
The state patrol says the vehicle initially stopped, but then fled as the trooper was approaching the vehicle. Investigators say the trooper initiated a pursuit as the vehicle fled southbound on Highway 31, reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour.
NSP says the suspect vehicle then went southbound on Highway 50, driving into Otoe County where the NSP Aviation Support Division took over the pursuit. Troopers were able to successfully deploy stop sticks to slow the vehicle. It then turned eastbound on Road G, roughly two miles north of Highway 2, and came to a stop.
The driver, 45 year old Steven Luedtke of Denton, and the passenger, 35 year old Christine Tannehill of Lincoln, were taken into custody. Investigators say troopers found multiple controlled substances and a knife in the vehicle.
Luedke was charged with flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and several other charges.
Tannehill was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and possession of drug paraphernalia.