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Walterio C. Seabrooks
At 9:43 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, an officer went to Janssen Chrysler Dodge to check out a reported stolen vehicle. It was reported that sometime after hours on the 30th and before the business opened on the 31st, a green 2017 Dodge Challenger valued at approximately $45,000 was stolen from the lot. Police spokesman John Deal said that investigators were not able to determine how the suspect got the key, but they found an abandoned Jeep Grand Cherokee on the lot registered to Walterio Seabrooks.
The dealership said Seabrooks had been in the business on previous days, trying to buy another vehicle (not the Challenger), Deal said.
Deal said Seabrooks turned up in Perkins County around 1 p.m. that afternoon, where the Perkins County sheriff's deputies got into a vehicle pursuit, with the Challenger headed toward Lincoln County.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded, as did the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Challenger was eventually stopped. Deal said Seabrooks was driving and the only occupant.
He was charged and taken to the Lincoln County jail.
Other felony arrests over the weekend:
Shoplifter caught after chase
On Saturday at 3:53 p.m., an officer went to Shopko to investigate a suspected shoplifting.
Deal said an employee provided a description of the man, and police saw a man matching the description leaving the store. When the officer tried to make contact, the man ran off and went into the mall.
He eventually exited the south side of the mall and hid between a couple vehicles, but Deal said he was quickly found and taken into custody without further trouble.
The man was identified as Brody White, 18, and officers found about $150 in stolen jewelry from Shopko in his pockets. He was charged with theft and resisting arrest.
Assault suspect found heading south
On Sunday at 10:14 a.m., police responded to a reported disturbance between a man and woman in a vehicle near Fifth and Bicentennial.
Officers were unable to find the vehicle, but they found a 40-year-old female walking in the area was was a victim of an assault. She had a visible injury to her neck and some scrapes on her legs, Deal said.
Police were told that she was in a vehicle with her boyfriend Marcus Dandridge, when they began to argue. Dandridge pulled to the side of the road near Fifth and Bicentennial and reportedly got out, walked to the passenger side and began to forcibly remove the woman.
Police were told Dandridge, 41, put her into a choke hold of some type, pulled her out, dragged her to the ground and then drove off.
Police were told he had ties to Texas and may have headed there. The Nebraska State Patrol was advised and they found the vehicle on U.S. Highway 83, pulled off on the shoulder.
The NSP arrested Marcus and took him to the Lincoln County jail. He was charged with strangulation and domestic assault.
Foot chase on Tabor
Earlier, at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the apartments in the 1100 block of S. Tabor to check out a report that a man was pounding on a door, refusing to leave.
Deal said the man was reportedly Brandon Muth, 29, who was previously banned from the property by management. An officer arrived and saw Muth run away on foot. The officer gave chase but lost sight of the suspect for a short time, but other officers arrived and found Muth hiding in some tall weeds nearby, Deal said.
Muth was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest, which was a felony because of a previous conviction.
On Sunday at 12:39 p.m., an officer went to a home in the 2200 block of East Sixth to check out a disturbance that reportedly occurred earlier. The officer met two women, ages 25 and 43.
The 25-year-old shares a child in common with Chance Ragle and the 43-year-old is the child's grandmother, according to the police report.
Police were told that Ragle lives in Colorado but recently came to North Platte to spend time with his child.
During his stay, he became belligerent and threatened to burn the house down and made several statements that he was going to cause bodily harm to both victims, according to the police report. Deal said a neighbor also heard Ragle screaming and swearing.
Ragle, 28, was found and arrested at the Kwik Stop at 4th and Poplar. He was charged with third-degree assault (threatening in a menacing manner), domestic assault (menacing manner) and disturbing the peace, Deal said.