Man gets 1-3 years for 150-mile chase

Associated Press

SUTHERLAND, Neb. (AP) — One of two men who led police on a 150-mile chase through Nebraska has gotten one-to-three years in prison.

Jared Rye, of Plattsmouth, had pleaded no contest to trying to evade arrest. In return, prosecutors dropped a car theft charge. Rye was sentenced on Monday.

Buffalo County authorities have said Rye and Markus Crom, of Bellevue, robbed a convenience store in Alda on Nov. 14, then led police on a chase approaching speeds of 120 mph. The men were arrested at a rest area near Sutherland. The Nebraska State Patrol says the men had more than $1,800 cash in their vehicle.

Crom also pleaded no contest after making a deal with prosecutors. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 24.