Two suspects led local law enforcement on a high speed chase that passed through Kearney County and Minden at speeds of over 100 miles-per-hour late Friday night.
Friday turned into Saturday with an overnight manhunt for the two men, who fired shots at Nebraska State Patrol officers in pursuit before abandoning their vehicle and continuing on foot with multiple law enforcement agencies, a canine unit, and a helicopter in pursuit. The search concluded Saturday with the apprehension of the second suspect, Petr Strizheus, 18, of Harrisburg, South Dakota.
Strizheus was arrested at Minden’s Jensen Memorial Library when Loni Johnson, Minden, working at the library noticed him and called Carmie Glanzer, wife of Kearney County Deputy Sheriff Justin Glanzer. Glanzer then brought a collection of KCSD deputies and Minden PD officers to take him into custody.
Events began around 10:30 Friday night, when Nebraska State Patrol clocked a 2004 Subaru Impreza at 97 MPH on I-80 just east of Odessa. They refused to stop for the officer and proceeded to lead him on a chase, taking the Kearney exit from I-80, at which point they fired several shots at the cops in pursuit.
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