Two people were arrested Friday after a pursuit through southern Gage County.
At around 7:45 p.m. a deputy with the Gage County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a Ford Explorer in Beatrice for a traffic offense.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the vehicle fled south on Highway 77 reaching speeds of more than 80 mph.
As the vehicle entered Wymore, the Wymore Police Department deployed stop sticks which deflated three of the vehicle’s tires. The vehicle pulled into Wymore Express and a male passenger exited the vehicle.
He allegedly ran towards a parked pickup and pointed a handgun, which was later identified as a pellet pistol, at the occupant of the pickup and attempted to open the locked door.
The male then ran around to the passenger side and opened the door and struggled with the occupant.
As the deputy sheriff approached, the man dropped the gun and raised his arms. The male refused to follow commands of the deputy.
The deputy deployed a taser causing the male to fall to the ground. The male broke free of the taser prongs and ran back to and got into the passenger seat of the Explorer. The Explorer fled south on Highway 77 for approximately one mile and came to a rest at Highway 77 and Plum Road.
The driver, Tiffany Shulka, 28, of Lincoln, and passenger Jovan Travis, 32, of Birmingham, Ala., were taken into custody.
A methamphetamine pipe was recovered as evidence.