Suspects Arrested in River Following 30 Minute Pursuit

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Suspects in burglary are arrested after a 30 minute chase in a stolen pickup, through multiple counties Saturday.

Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant Joel Bergman said they were contacted late Friday evening, by the York County Sheriff concerning a vehicle which was suspected in a residential burglary.

Bergman said York County found the truck and it refused to stop, leading Sheriff's deputies in a pursuit. That's when, according to Bergman, NSP got involved. During the pursuit, officers learned the truck was stolen.

Bergman said the chase went into Seward and York Counties ending up in a farm field just north of Milford.

The truck, pilled high with household items believed to have been stolen, drove into a driveway at Elmwood Rd. past a residence and into a field entrance where it circled the perimeter of a large field and stopped about 10 yards short of the Big Blue River.

According to Bergman, the suspects in the truck jumped out and into the river. The trooper jumped in right behind them and 38-year-old Jason Kotas and 28-year-old Sheena Kotas were taken into custody.

Bergman said the truck was stolen from the Dorchester area but did not have specifics.

Officials with York and Saline County Sheriff's offices declined to comment on their involvement in the case.

NSP believes flight to avoid arrest and possession of stolen property are only the beginning of the list of charges both face.

They were both taken to the Seward County Jail.