Update: Two charged after chase that ended in stranger's apartment
Two men were in the Hall County Jail Monday after police say they led officers on a chase that ended in a stranger’s apartment.
Grand Island Police Captain Jim Duering said an officer spotted a black Chevy Trailblazer with tint that was too dark around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. When he attempted to pull the vehicle over, it sped up.
Duering said the officer stopped the pursuit, but spotted the driver, Ricardo Erives, 18, who was known to police.
Officers later found Erives and passenger Rigo Estrada, 19, at 707 West Charles Street, where a witness motioned them upstairs.
Duering said the two men had gone into an apartment there, where four kids were home. He said the 6-year-old, 9-year-old, 15-year-old and 17-year-old were kept from answering the door when police knocked. Eventually, one of the kids was able to open the door.
Duering said officers found prescription drugs on Erives and marijuana in the vehicle.
Both Erives and Estrada were arrested..
Erives is now charged with felony operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, felony possession of a controlled substance and four counts of felony false imprisonment. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 24.
Estrada is charged with four counts of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer. His preliminary hearing is set for July 5.