N.P. Man Jailed after Two Pursuits

On January 18, 2019 11:20 p.m. the North Platte Police Department was called to the area of 9th and Jeffers. It was reported a female was screaming for help. A male involved in the incident fled the scene but was trailed by Police Officers. The male subject failed to stop for the Police Officers and a pursuit ensued through the city of North Platte, eventually it was discontinued as the subject went out of town on U.S. Highway 30.

Lincoln County Deputies observed the vehicle around the area of Platte Valley Road and Range Road. Deputies again attempted to stop the male subject but he refused. The subject fled from a lone Deputy and drove on the railroad right of way to Hershey, NE. Deputies continued to pursue the subject at speed in excess of seventy miles per hour.

The male subject eventually drove north of Sutherland, NE and turned to the east on North River Road. Eventually the subject crashed the vehicle and was taken into custody with no apparent injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as forty-two year old Terry Yonker of North Platte, NE. Mr. Yonker was arrested and incarcerated for Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest and Willful Reckless Driving. Mr. Yonker was incarcerated in the Lincoln County Detention Center. Additional Charges are likely.

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