Norfolk man arrested near Lincoln after robbery turned pursuit
VALPARAISO, Neb. -- A Norfolk man was arrested after he reportedly robbed a gas station and led officers on a pursuit near Lincoln.
The Nebraska State Patrol said they found out that a a gas station in Valparaiso had been robbed on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Troopers said they found the vehicle that matched the description of the suspect's vehicle in 10 minutes. The vehicle was reportedly headed south on Highway 79, south of Raymond.
According to authorities, the trooper tried to do a traffic stop but the suspect reportedly sped up and fled, leading to a pursuit. The suspect's vehicle was a Nissan Altima and they reportedly reached speeds that exceeded 110 mph as they drove south.
Officials said the Altima slowed down near the intersection of Highway 34 and Highway 79. Another trooper was reportedly able to do a tactical vehicle intervention, bringing the suspect to a stop.
NSP said the suspect ran off on foot, heading west on Highway 34. A trooper reportedly drove ahead of the suspect and managed to take him into custody with no other issue.
Officers said the Altima was actually stolen. The pursuit reportedly only lasted for three minutes.
According to authorities, the suspect was 22-year-old Christopher Short, of Norfolk. He has been at the Lancaster County Jail and charged for possession of stolen property, flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, obstructing a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other charges.
Officials said Short will also have charges related to the gas station robbery by the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office. Short had an active warrant from Madison County.