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SECOND PURSUIT SUSPECT CAUGHT BY K-9 OFFICER HIDING IN CREEK BED

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WOODBURY COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE CAPTURED THE 2ND SUSPECT WANTED IN A MONDAY MORNING PURSUIT THAT STARTED AT A SOUTH SIOUX BUSINESS AND ENDED NEAR HOLLY SPRINGS.

SHERIFF CHAD SHEEHAN SAYS THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE WAS FOUND HIDING IN A CREEK BED IN RURAL WOODBURY COUNTY:

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HE WAS IDENTIFIED AS 30-YEAR-OLD EDGAR VANEGAS-SANCHEZ OF COLORADO.
SHEEHAN SAYS VANEGAS-SANCHEZ HAD HIDDEN FOR 12 HOURS, BUT THE K-9 FLUSHED HIM OUT:

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THE SECOND MAN, 24-YEAR-OLD ZACHARY BROKEN LEG, WAS A PASSENGER IN THE PURSUED CAR THAT STRUCK AND RAN OVER THE FOOT OF A SOUTH SIOUX CITY POLICE OFFICER.

THAT OFFICER OBSERVED THE SUSPECTS ATTEMPTING TO STEAL A CATALYTIC CONVERTER FROM A VEHICLE AT A SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA BUSINESS.

THE SUSPECTS GOT IN THEIR VEHICLE AND STRUCK THE OFFICER AS THEY DROVE OFF. THE CHASE WENT THROUGH SIOUX CITY AND ENDED WITH A CRASH AT THE INTERSECTION OF OLD HIGHWAY 141 AND 300TH STREET NEAR HOLLY SPRINGS.

VANEGAS-SANCHEZ FLED ON FOOT BUT BROKEN LEG WAS CAPTURED AND A GUN WAS RECOVERED FROM THE CAR.

HE’S CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE THEFT, FELONY ELUDING, INTERFERENCE WITH OFFICIAL ACTS AND POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS AND DRUG PARAPHRENALIA.

BROKEN LEG IS CHARGED WITH INTERFERENCE WITH OFFICIAL ACTS, CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON, AND POSSESSION OF METH, DRUG PARAPHRENALIA AND BURGLARY TOOLS.

THE SOUTH SIOUX OFFICER WAS SEEN BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND COMPLETED HIS SHIFT AND WENT HOME.