Report of counterfeit bills leads to pursuit, arrests
Updated: Jun 8
On Wednesday, April 15 the Kearney Police Department received multiple reports of counterfeit bills being passed. Reported locations were McDonald's South, Firehouse Subs, Casey's South, and a local bank.
One of the locations was able to provide a vehicle description and license plate number.
As an officer was responding to one of the reports, he spotted the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle fled the scene at 50 miles per hour on 25th Avenue. Pursuit continued outside of Kearney city limits at reported speeds over 120 miles per hour.
A Shelton Police Department officer successfully deployed spike strips near Willow Rd & Hwy 30.
After a short foot pursuit, all three suspects were detained. The suspects are listed as: Danielle Thomas, Dominique Dukes, and Ja Quan Rogers.
According to a KPD press release, they were booked into the Buffalo County Jail on multiple charges including Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Forgery, Flight to Avoid Arrest, Willful reckless driving, and obstruction of a police officer.
Kearney Police Department, the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Shelton Police Department were all involved.