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Pursuits Lead to Arrest

DATE & TIME: Friday, October 30, 2020

LOCATION: 2nd St. / C St.; Holmesville, NE

OFFENSE: Flee to Avoid Arrest, Willful Reckless Driving, Child Neglect, Contribute to the Delinquency of a Minor

CASE #: 2020-4886

During the overnight hours on Friday October 30, Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies and a Wymore Police Officer were involved in two vehicle pursuits with the same vehicle. At approximately 12:58 AM a Wymore Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a white Ford Taurus in Wymore, NE. The driver did not stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued and proceeded onto county roads south of Wymore. The vehicle was able to get away at that time but at approximately 3:06 AM a Gage County Sheriff’s Deputy located the same vehicle in Blue Springs, NE.  The deputy attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle east of Blue Springs but, again, the driver did not stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued for several miles on county roads east and north of Blue Springs.  Ultimately the vehicle came to a stop in Holmesville, NE due to having two flat tires. The driver, Preston Baehr, age 18, of Blue Springs was taken into custody and lodged at the Gage County Detention Center. Baehr had four passengers in his vehicle at the time of the pursuit, and two of the passengers were juveniles.

Inv. Matthew Ernst, #90315

Dep. Garrett McKay, #90324

Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903