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Theft Suspects In Custody

Charges Filed Against Duo In Nebraska, Colorado And Wyoming

Two individuals considered armed and dangerous that attempted to burglarize Woody's Liquor and broke into about 20 vehicles on Madison and Monroe Streets in Kimball were apprehended in Arapahoe County, Colo., on Thursday.

Arapahoe County is southeast of Denver and includes Littleton, Englewood, Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village, and parts of Aurora and Centennial.

The suspects are being held in Colorado. Charges against them have been filed in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming.

The individuals, one male and one female, were reportedly in a black Dodge pickup with stolen Wyoming places. Reports indicated that the vehicle was stolen on Nov. 25. The individuals were in possession of a rifle and handgun.

The woman is identified as Jessica Allred, and the male has been identified as Jeramie Lewis. Lewis and Allred, whose locations of residence weren't immediately available, have previous fugitive warrants for their arrest at locations elsewhere in the region.

Early Tuesday morning, numerous vehicles were broken into on the east side of Kimball. Then at 4:06 a.m., an attempted burglary occurred at Woody's Liquor. A padlock was cut on the back of Woody's and electric box wires were cut, but eventually a suspect smashed a door which set off an alarm. The suspects took off.

Kimball police gathered camera video and door bell ring photos throughout the morning and eventually, at around 4 in the afternoon, Kimball Police Officer Andrew Lawson stopped at Kwik Stop and conducted a field interview of the individual, setting off a pursuit, according to Chief Andy Bremer.

Kimball police pursued the vehicle to Pine Bluffs at speeds of 106 mph on I-80. They were assisted by the Kimball Sheriff's Office and Pine Bluffs Police Department. Bremer said Pine Bluffs police had a roadblock set up, but just before the roadblock, the vehicle fled south into Colorado on state line road, and then the "attempt to locate was sent out to Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado."

The vehicle was found about six miles into Colorado with burglary tools and some stolen items from Kimball still in the vehicle.

On Thursday, Officer Lawson was sent to interview the suspects in Colorado. According to Bremer, "They wouldn't say a thing." Bremer also said he was thrilled that the suspects were "caught."

 
 
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