Two Teens in Custody After Pursuit in Lincoln, Assaulting Officers

(Lincoln, NE) -- Two teens are arrested after reportedly leading troopers on a chase in Lincoln and then assaulting Lincoln Police officers.

The Nebraska State Patrol says just before 11:00 Wednesday night, they received a report that a stolen vehicle had just fled from a Lincoln Police officer near 1st and Cornhusker in Lincoln. The NSP says a trooper located the vehicle and spotted it driving recklessly. Investigators say the trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over near 2nd and Furnas, but the driver refused to stop. The state patrol says the vehicle fled through a dead-end road and into a field. The trooper did not pursue into the field.

Investigators say around 11:30 p.m., LPD was able to track the vehicle to the area of northeast Lincoln. NSP says a trooper then located the vehicle near 56th and Fletcher and attempted another traffic stop, but the driver fled again. This time, a trooper initiated a pursuit.

Additional troopers successfully deployed stop sticks near 56th and Alvo Road, where the vehicle came to a stop and the two occupants fled on foot. An LPD officer deployed a taser and was able to take the passenger, a 16 year old male, into custody. Investigators say the 16 year old kicked an LPD officer, before spitting in a trooper’s face, then kicking and biting the trooper.

The driver, a 15-year-old male, was taken into custody by a trooper without further incident. The driver was lodged at the Youth Attention Center for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest, theft by unlawful taking $5,000+, obstructing a peace officer, and no operator’s license.

The passenger was lodged at the Youth Attention Center for assault on an officer, theft by unlawful taking $5,000+, assault on a public safety officer with bodily fluids, obstructing a peace officer, and resisting arrest.

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