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A man who fled Beatrice police was later arrested on multiple charges last week.

At around 4 a.m. Thursday, a police officer was east bound on Court Street when he saw a white vehicle approaching him.

The car was traveling at 40 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer recognized the vehicle as one he'd had frequent contact with, according to Gage County Court documents.

When the officer turned around the vehicle sped up and quickly turned.

The vehicle stopped and a man fled police on foot, court documents state.

While fleeing, the suspect was identified as 19 year old Darrian Norman, who the officer knew to have an active warrant.

Norman was not immediately apprehended and police found a green glass pipe with a white substance inside when they took an inventory of the vehicle. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police contacted the registered owner, who said Norman was only allowed to drive the vehicle when he had a valid driver.

Norman was arrested later that day and told officers the vehicle was stolen and that he found the keys on a front porch. He denied driving the vehicle or fleeing police.

Norman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and obstructing a police officer.

His bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit in Gage County Court. His next hearing is Jan. 30.



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