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A 19-year-old from Elgin is facing multiple charges, including assault of a police officer, after allegedly striking an officer with his pickup Friday night.
According to Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler, Chad Bode was taken into custody by the Antelope County Sheriff’s Office late Saturday in connection with a short pursuit on Friday night that began near Riverside Park and ended in a pasture south of Neligh.
The press release said deputies attempted to stop and detain Bode and his vehicle after it struck a deputy performing traffic control following the concert in Riverside Park. The deputy was not seriously injured and did not seek medical attention.
Deputies were investigating Bode and his passengers for possible drunk driving and other alcohol related offenses when Bode and his passengers fled from authorities at the scene. The vehicle entered a field near Highway 14 and 846th Road and became stuck in mud. Officials said Bode and five passengers all continued to flee from authorities on foot after Bode’s vehicle became stuck.
The case is still under further investigation. Bode was arrested and booked into the Antelope County Jail for the offenses of flight to avoid arrest, a Class IV Felony, assault on an officer with a motor vehicle, a Class IIIA Felony and other misdemeanor offenses.
Bode was released from the Antelope County Jail after posting 10 percent of a $20,000 appearance bond and is scheduled to appear in the Antelope County Court on September 19 at 9:30 a.m.