Law enforcement officers have arrested a man suspected of leading officers on multiple pursuits in western Nebraska in the past week.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports troopers located 30-year-old Shane Melton of North Platte in a stolen pick-up west of Lake Maloney, south of North Platte.
Melton fled. Troopers pursued.
The pursuit was called off after the pick-up drove through fences and a pasture.
Troopers called in the NSP SWAT after receiving information Melton was possibly armed. SWAT took Melton into custody without incident by mid-afternoon.
Melton, jailed in Lincoln County, faces numerous charges, including driving under suspension, possession of a stolen vehicle, flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, obstruction, criminal trespassing, and criminal mischief.
NSP says its troopers were assisted by officers from the North Platte Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and Nebraska Game and Parks.