A 23 year old Scottsbluff man will have a first court appearance this morning on numerous charges after leading police on a high speed pursuit Thursday evening.
Scottsbluff Police say an officer attempted to stop a 2006 Chevy Malibu in the 1500 block of East 12th Street, when the vehicle immediately fled from the officer.
The suspect turned north onto Sugar Factory Road, heading out of town at a very high rate of speed.
Scottsbluff Officers continued to pursue the vehicle as it proceeded north into Sioux County where the roadway ends, and the pursuit ended in a steep ravine.
Officers took three subjects into custody at the scene and the suspect vehicle was towed back to Scottsbluff.
The driver was identified as 23-year-old Ray Torres of Scottsbluff. A female passenger identified as 27-year-old McKayla Archibeque also of Scottsbluff was arrested as well.
A 12-year-old male was also in the vehicle and was identified as a relative of Torres the juvenile was released to a relative.
Torres was arrested on charges of Flight to Avoid Arrest, Willful Reckless Driving, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Child Abuse. He also had a warrant out of Weld County Colorado for Dangerous drugs.
Archibeque was arrested on a charge of Possession of Stolen Property.
Archibeque was coincidentally just arrested last weekend by the Nebraska State Patrol at a checkpoint and is already facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving Under Suspension, and Child Endangerment. And while being booked into the Scotts Bluff County Jail, authorities report finding 6 grams of methamphetamine stashed in her bra.
Scottsbluff Police were assisted by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Scottsbluff County Sheriff’s Department in the pursuit Thursday evening.