A murder suspect fleeing South Dakota authorities has been captured in Wyoming after Nebraska state troopers gave chase on I-80.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, South Dakota authorities alerted them Wednesday evening that a man wanted in connection with a murder in Sioux Falls might be heading west on I-80.
A Nebraska trooper spotted a vehicle matching the description given by South Dakota authorities on I-80 last night near Lodgepole, in Cheyenne County. The trooper attempted to pull the car over. It did stop briefly, but after two women and an infant got out of the car, it sped off.
Troopers pursued. The suspect fired at them from the driver’s side window. No troopers returned fire. NSP informed Wyoming authorities about the pursuit. As the car crossed the state line into Wyoming, it ran over spike strips set out by the Wyoming patrol, which flattened the tires and stopped the car west of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.
Wyoming troopers took 21-year-old Jared Stone of Sioux Falls, South Dakota into custody.
The pursuit covered about 65 miles, according to NSP, with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour.
The two women and the infant have been released.
“The situation could have had a tragic outcome as this individual was determined to evade authorities at all costs,” said Captain Jamey Balthazor, Commander Troop E- Scottsbluff in a written statement released by NSP. “This was a cooperative effort between various agencies in three states. We are grateful no one was hurt and law enforcement was able to get him off the road and into custody.”