Narcotic violation at Walmart leads to high-speed pursuit
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Scottsbluff officers arrested four women after a high-speed pursuit.
On Sunday night around 8:00 p.m., Scottsbluff Officers witnessed a narcotic violation in the area of Walmart. Scottsbluff Police Department initiated a traffic stop with a maroon 2007 Ford Taurus.
The Taurus fled eastbound at the 700 block of E 27th Street. The pursuit went through several areas within Scottsbluff, Gering and Scottsbluff County lasting approximately 35 minutes.
Speeds of 100 mph were reached as the pursuit was southbound on Hwy 71 from Hwy 26.
SPD said they conducted a successful spike strip deployment as the Taurus was northbound crossing the Broadway Scottsbluff/Gering River Bridge.
The Taurus came to a stop in the parking lot of First National Bank located at 1926 Broadway.
The investigation led to the arrests of four women including: 31-year-old Mckayla Martinez/Archibeque, 29-year-old Katherine Espley, 29-year-old Keilly Iron Horse, and 30-year-old Janez Williams.
Martinez was charged with narcotics distribution, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, littering, obstruction, tampering/destruction of evidence, willful reckless driving, and flight to avoid arrest charges.
Espley, Iron Horse, and Williams were all charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, littering, obstruction, tampering/destruction of evidence, and flight to avoid arrest.
The Scotts Bluff Sheriff’s Department, Nebraska State Patrol, and Gering Police Department assisted in the response.