South Dakota Couple Jailed after Pursuit
On March 17, 2019 at 6:18 p.m., Deputies were advised of a Gas Theft from Kimber’s Gas Station in Stapleton, NE. It was reported an older white van had received fuel and did not pay for it. The vehicle reportedly left southbound from Stapleton on U.S. Highway 83.
A Deputy responded to the area and observed the vehicle south of the Logan / Lincoln County Line. The Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but it refused and began driving at high speed away from the Deputy. The Deputy pursued the vehicle on the Highway and various county roads. The Deputy at one point had the vehicle stopped in a driveway and the occupants at gun point. The vehicle then drove at the Deputy and the pursuit was continued.
The vehicle eventually began driving northbound on Cattlegrowers Road and went off road, just south of the Lincoln / Logan County Line. The vehicle became stuck and a male and female occupant ran into a tree grove.
Local ranchers, Logan County Sheriff and his Deputy responded to assist. The Ranchers provided UTV vehicles so the Deputies could continue to pursue the subjects. Eventually the two suspects were caught by Lincoln / Logan County Deputies in a field south of the tree line.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as thirty-two year old Derrick Schween of Rapid City, South Dakota. The female passenger was eventually identified as twenty-six year old Brittany Santos Delgado of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Mr. Schween was charged with Flight to Avoid Arrest, Willful Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest and multiple other traffic offenses. Ms. Santos Delgado was charged with Obstructing a Police Officer, False Reporting and Resisting Arrest.
Ms. Santos Delgado also has Felony Warrants from South Dakota for Possession of Methamphetamine. The investigation is ongoing and it appears Narcotics was a contributing factor.