The man who fled law enforcement authorities across state lines and remained at large for two days before being captured faces a felony charge of aggravated alluding, and two misdemeanor charges stemming from the incident.
34-year-old Nathan Murphree of Yankton appeared in court last week and pled not guilty to the charges. A pretrial hearing is set for November 19th in Yankton County. There were no charges filed against him in Cedar County.
Murphree was being pursued by South Dakota law enforcement into Cedar County on August 24th when the Cedar County sheriff’s office successfully deployed a tire deflation device near Wynot.
Court documents indicate Murphree allegedly fled from the vehicle on foot into a corn field. An extensive search of the area was conducted but he was not located until an observant citizen recognized him and called 911 two days later. Murphree was located near the Brooky Bottom Missouri River access area, several miles away from where he initially fled law enforcement.