NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — A North Platte man has been arrested following a pursuit in a stolen box truck Tuesday night.
Jeremiah Hebner, 32, was arrested for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, driving under suspension, and theft by unlawful taking $5,000+. He was lodged in Lincoln County Jail.
At approximately 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper observed a large box truck driving with defective lights on Highway 83 in North Platte near West Rodeo Road. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver, Hebner, allegedly refused to yield, jumped a curb, and fled through a parking lot. The truck then sideswiped a building and came to a stop near West Rodeo Road and North Sycamore Street. NSP said Hebner then fled on foot and was not immediately apprehended.
The truck was determined to have been stolen from a North Platte business. The trooper located multiple items inside the truck that belonged to Hebner. Wednesday morning, the business from which the truck had been stolen reported finding a wallet where the truck had been parked. Items in the wallet matched the identifying items that had been found inside the truck.
The North Platte Police Department located the Hebner and took him into custody on Wednesday.