A 19-year-old Sterling man led a Gage County Sheriff’s deputy on a high speed pursuit through northern Gage County Thursday night, including through the village of Adams.
Trevor Bessey was able to escape the pursuit, but the deputy obtained his license plate and arrested him later for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and speeding.
According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the deputy was traveling south on S. 134th Road by Chestnut Road and observed a vehicle traveling northbound in the same area at a high rate of speed.
The deputy turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle continued northbound and turned onto Cherry Road then immediately turned north onto S. 134th Road.
The vehicle continued to travel on the gravel road reaching speeds up to 80 mph. The vehicle then turned east onto Buckeye Road, then north on S. 148th Road.
The vehicle continued north reaching speeds of 90 mph. The vehicle traveled through the village of Adams and then south on S. 162nd Road.
The deputy terminated the pursuit because of poor visibility from the dusty road. Bessey was later arrested and held at the Gage County Detention Center where he awaits bond setting.