Tennessee duo arrested by Nebraska State troopers after multiple pursuits

By | November 11, 2020

Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested two people that were involved in multiple pursuits Monday night. 

A pickup was pulled over on Nebraska 2 east of Lincoln for failure to signal shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the patrol.

While the trooper was standing near the pickup, the driver sped away west toward Lincoln, and troopers stopped their pursuit out of concern for public safety. 

About an hour later, the pickup was spotted by a different trooper as it headed west on I-80. The trooper tried to stop it, but the driver sped away again. The pickup was finally stopped when troopers deployed stop sticks.

The truck’s occupants — Samantha Shipley, 43, and Ronell Leeson, 31, both from Johnson City, Tennessee — were taken into custody.

Troopers said they found drug paraphernalia, a concealed knife and multiple credit cards that did not belong to Shipley or Leeson.

Shipley, the driver, was arrested on suspicion of several drug, theft and driving charges. Leeson was arrested on suspicion of drug and theft charges.

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