Nebraska State Patrol officials are asking the public for help in finding a suspect who led officers on two high-speed pursuits through multiple western Nebraska counties.
NSP says it is working with the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office as well as other local law enforcement in the manhunt.
NSP identifies the suspect as 21-year-old Elijah Mason Dunning of Commerce City, Colorado. Dunning is described as 5’7″ tall, weighing approximately 130 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
A state patrol trooper pulled over a white 2014 Dodge Ram pick-up which had been stolen. As the trooper approached the vehicle, the suspect drove off.
Troopers and other law enforcement officers chased the pick-up on two separate occasions at high speeds through several counties. After the second pursuit, the suspect ditched the pick-up and escaped on foot. Officers found a handgun, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine in the pick-up.
NSP asks if you see Elijah Dunning, or know of his whereabouts, do not approach him. Immediately call the Nebraska State Patrol Troop E Headquarters at (308) 632-1211 or the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office at (308) 254-2922.