South Dakota man charged with four felonies following high-speed chase through Nobles County

Elliott Bluebird of Rosebud, S.D. to appear in court Aug. 17.

Elliott Bluebird

BREWSTER — A high-speed chase through Nobles County led to four felony charges for a South Dakota man at 3:57 a.m. on Aug. 7.

During an earlier pursuit that led to two people fleeing law enforcement on foot in rural Brewster, officers observed a black Jaguar, and, believing it had been stolen, attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver reportedly fled, attaining speeds in excess of 90 mph through the city of Worthington. Because of the speed, officers discontinued their pursuit, resuming when the Jaguar headed onto Interstate 90 heading west. Officers stated the vehicle appeared to suffer mechanical issues and stopped near mile marker 34 in Nobles County.

The driver, Elliott Bluebird, 28, of Rosebud, S.D., was arrested, as officers reportedly found a pouch containing 21 grams of a crystal substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. On the way to Nobles County Jail, Bluebird reportedly began to fall asleep and said he had been awake for approximately five days.

Bluebird has been charged with felony third-degree drug possession, felony interference with a peace officer, felony possession of stolen property and felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

He will make his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Aug. 17.

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