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Report of counterfeit bills leads to pursuit, arrests

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

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.

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