Norfolk man arrested by state patrol, after Valparaiso robbery
LINCOLN - Nebraska State Troopers arrested the suspect of a gas station robbery Saturday morning following a pursuit north of Lincoln.
At around 9:00 a.m. Saturday, there was a report of a robbery at a gas station in Valparaiso. Troopers proceeded to the area and found a vehicle matching the description of the robbery suspect’s vehicle as it was traveling southbound on Highway 79 south of Raymond.
The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated and fled.
The suspect vehicle, a Nissan Altima, reached speeds exceeding 110 miles per hour as it drove south. As the car slowed near the intersection of Highways 34 and 79, a trooper performed a tactical maneuver to bring the vehicle to a stop. The suspect then fled on foot, running west on Highway 34.
Another trooper then drove ahead of the suspect and was able to take him into custody without further incident. The Nissan was determined to be stolen.
22-year-old Christopher Short, of Norfolk, has been jailed in Lancaster County for possession of stolen property, flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving and other charges. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office has additional charges related to the gas station robbery. Short also had an active warrant from Madison County.