SIDNEY – Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope says high-speed chases and crashes ensued Sunday after deputies interrupted the heist of Dodge Chargers and Chevrolet Camaros from a Sioux Falls dealer.
Deputies received a report of numerous cars heading south on Interstate 29 at a high rate of speed and made contact with three Dodge Chargers at exit 20 near Thurman.
Deputies began pursuing a blue 2017 Dodge Charger south on the interstate highway. It crashed at the intersection of Highway 2, but was able to continue at speeds reaching 127 mph into Otoe County and onto Highway 75.
Deputies lost sight of the car near Murray Road, where the car crashed. The driver, Antonio Massey, 18, of Kansas City was taken into custody after being treated at an Omaha trauma center.
Deputies also made contact with an Orange 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona in Hamburg, Iowa.
Deputies began pursuing the vehicle southbound into Missouri and back into Iowa.
Deputies and Iowa State Troopers chased the vehicle northbound on 250th Ave from 310th Street. The vehicle wrecked in the 2900 block of 250th Ave.
Three juveniles from Kansas City, Kan., were arrested at the scene. The vehicle valued at over $41,000, was totaled in the accident. Two juveniles were treated and released at local hospitals with possible injures.
Iowa State troopers also pursued a black Camaro and a black Charger towards Missouri on Interstate 29. The vehicles continued into Missouri.
Deputies with the Mills County Sheriff’s Office recovered a white Charger abandoned at Exit 10 of Interstate 29. Deputies and troopers also recovered an abandoned black Dodge Charger that had wrecked near at exit 1.
Sheriff Aistrope says all vehicles recovered were reported stolen from a car dealership in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
In Missouri, deputies with the Fremont and Mills County K9 units assisted Missouri authorities in pursuing several vehicles, including a stolen Missouri State Patrol vehicle in Atchison and Holt counties.
Both agencies deployed K9’s as well as Missouri authorities. Several suspects were arrested.