Man Arrested In Bellevue After Lengthy Two-State Chase

Nebraska State troopers arrested a Tennessee man following a pursuit that began in Iowa and ended in Bellevue early Friday morning.

At around 4:30 a.m. troopers were alerted by authorities in Shelby County Iowa that they were in pursuit of a vehicle traveling in excess of 120 miles per hour approaching Nebraska on Interstate 80.  As the 2006 Ford Mustang crossed into Nebraska, troopers observed that it was driving on bare rims at a high rate of speed. 

The Nebraska State Patrol then became involved in the pursuit. The vehicle exited I-80 and traveled southbound into Sarpy County. During the pursuit, pieces of the car began coming off.  At least one piece of debris hit and damaged an state patrol unit while the trooper was in pursuit. 

The vehicle then came to a stop near 25th and Cornhusker at approximately 4:50 a.m. Troopers took the driver into custody.  37 year old Larry Phillips was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest and willful reckless driving. 

He was booked into the Sarpy County Jail.   Phillips will also face charges in Iowa. 

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