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Dunning captured

SIDNEY, Neb. - Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub says that Elijah Dunning 21, has been arrested in Broomfield, CO.

Dunning, who is a convicted felon from Commerce City, Colorado evaded authorities over a week ago in the Nebraska panhandle.

According to the arrest warrant, Dunning is facing five felonies: Theft By Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony, Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Court documents say that on October 30 at about 11:11pm, a State Trooper attempted to pull over Dunning who was headed east on Highway 30 in Chappell for speeding. Dunning pulled off onto the side of the road near the east edge of Chappell, and drove off after the trooper approached the vehicle. After heading east for about 1.5 miles Dunning made a U turn and headed west back towards Chappell. Authorities chased the vehicle at speeds of over 100mph until Dunning crashed near Brownson and fled on foot.

In the reported stolen vehicle Dunning abandoned, authorities located a loaded handgun, glass pipe, meth, multiple identification cards belonging to multiple people, mail addressed to Dunning, a debit visa naming Dunning and a Walmart receipt. Officers were able to secure surveillance video of Dunning making a purchase at the Sidney Walmart just 50 minutes before the traffic stop. Dunning’s grandmother called authorities, and gave them his phone number. Authorities then sought a warrant to ping the phone to get real time GPS coordinates.



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