Cedar County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Escapee After Pursuit

Cedar County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Escapee After Pursuit

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect involved in a pursuit Tuesday evening.

According to Cedar County Sheriff Larry Koranda, at 5:30 pm Tuesday the Cedar County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office was informed of a pursuit of a blue vehicle that began in South Dakota.

Cedar County Deputies joined the pursuit west of Wynot on Highway 12. They were able to bring the vehicle to a stop using a spike strip. The female passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody and taken to the Cedar County Jail.

Koranda says that the male driver of the vehicle took off on foot into the cornfield and was not found after an extensive search of the area.

The escapee was identified as Nathan Murphree of Yankton and is described as 6 foot tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and hair. Murphree was last seen wearing only red shorts.

Koranda says they do not believe Murphree is a threat to the public, but ask if anyone sees him to immediately call 911 and do not approach him.

Both aircraft and K-9’s were used in the search.