UPDATE: Man and woman apprehended early Friday afternoon in same area about 6 miles southwest of Sumner.
Law enforcement called off a search early Friday morning in northeastern Dawson County for two occupants of a vehicle that led Nebraska State Patrol troopers on a pursuit. According to the State Patrol, a stolen vehicle was discovered going eastbound on Interstate 80 near the Lexington interchange around 1:24pm Thursday. The driver refused to pull over and the pursuit began. It turned off at the Overton interchange and traveled northbound, mostly on rural roads. The vehicle became disabled around 6 miles southwest of Sumner and the two occupants fled into a cornfield.
The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, a service dog and the State Patrol’s Air Wing joined the search. At one point in the evening, the suspects were reported near a residence. Law enforcement attempted to set-up a perimeter around the house area but, the suspects still eluded them. The search was called off around 4:47am Friday morning.