Pursuit lands local in Jail

On August 25, 2023, at 1:49 a.m., a Deputy was patrolling the Birdwood State Wildlife Area (Commonly known as Fire Lake just west of North Platte, NE). The Deputy observed a vehicle on the west end of the lake with it’s lights on. This area is closed at sunset. The Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and check it. The vehicle and it’s three occupants fled the area and a pursuit ensued. The Deputy saw the driver and recognized him as twenty-five-year-old Jackson Seitz Jr. of North Platte, NE.

The Deputy chased the vehicle to the southwest corner of Lake Maloney (South of North Platte, NE) where it drove in a ditch and got stuck. Mr. Seitz ran from the vehicle into a wooded area. The Deputy detained the other two occupants and eventually released them. An extensive search was conducted with the assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol for the remainder of the early morning, Mr. Seitz was not found. Deputies did find a full syringe with suspected Methamphetamine in it. It was later tested and found to be suspected Methamphetamine.

A rave alert was sent out just before 8:00 a.m. this morning advising Lincoln County residents about the incident. Within a couple of minutes, a citizen called in stating they just observed a similar subject on South Maloney Drive. A Deputy in the area immediately arrested Mr. Seitz and he was transported to the Lincoln County Detention Center. Mr. Seitz was charged Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine and Flight to Avoid Arrest. This case is still under investigation and further charges will be forthcoming.

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