Press Release – A two state pursuit ended safely west of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on April 27th resulting in Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers arresting a wanted homicide suspect out of South Dakota.
Jared J. Stone, a 21 year old resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, initially led Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol on a pursuit westbound on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska in a 1988 Oldsmobile passenger car.
As the pursuit approached Wyoming, WHP Troopers set up tire deflation stop sticks at the Wyoming / Nebraska state line on I-80 near Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. WHP Troopers successfully deployed the stop sticks on the Oldsmobile at 9:55 p.m. as Stone entered Wyoming.
After the Oldsmobile had lost multiple tires from the stop stick deployment, Stone stopped the Oldsmobile at mile post 391 on I-80 approximately 10 miles west of Pine Bluffs at 10:05 p.m.
Stone remained in the vehicle for approximately 25 minutes before surrendering without incident.
Stone was wanted out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota off of a warrant for homicide. He was also charged locally for driving while impaired, possession of a controlled substance (suspected methamphetamine), eluding and three other traffic violations.
The Nebraska State Patrol, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and Pine Bluffs Police Department assisted the WHP during the pursuit and arrest. Both west and east bounds lanes of I-80 were temporarily stopped to keep oncoming traffic away until Stone had been taken into custody.