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Three Arrested After Pursuit, Search in Lincoln County

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 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies, arrested three people following a pursuit and manhunt in southwest Nebraska Friday evening.                                    

Friday evening, NSP was informed that the Furnas County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to locate a vehicle believed to be driven by a subject with an active warrant. At approximately 7:15 p.m., a trooper located the vehicle, a Chevrolet Equinox, as it was traveling northbound on Highway 283 near Elwood. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver immediately turned onto a county road and fled westbound. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The vehicle continued on county roads for approximately 30 minutes. During the pursuit, the occupants threw several items out of the vehicle. The suspect vehicle eventually drove into a pasture in Lincoln County, southwest of Gothenburg, and came to a stop. All three occupants fled on foot.

Numerous law enforcement officers arrived at the scene to search the area. After approximately three hours, troopers were able to utilize a thermal drone to locate the subjects. All three subjects were then taken into custody. Additional personnel located the items thrown from the vehicle, which were multiple bags containing methamphetamine.

All three occupants, identified as Brian Titman, 45, of Kearney, David Griffitt, 37, of Trenton, and Madison Arledge, 26, of McCook, were lodged in Dawson County Jail for numerous offenses, including possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, tampering with physical evidence, flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and obstructing a peace officer. Titman and Arledge each had active warrants.

NSP was assisted by deputies from Gosper County, Dawson County, and Lincoln County during this incident.