By KALIN KROHE
A Chadron man has been arrested after a vehicle pursuit.
On Nov. 4th around 4:40 p.m. the Chadron Police Department was made aware of a vehicle pursuit on the Pine Ridge Reservation involving a stolen 2013 Toyota Tundra, which was heading south into Nebraska.
The suspected driver, 37 year-old Chad Tobacco, was wanted on a warrant and thought to be armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a shotgun. The truck was also reported to be occupied by five subjects and a Pit Bull dog.
At 4:45 p.m. a Chadron police officer saw the vehicle traveling west bound on Bartlett Road near North Main Street, but did not pursue the vehicle.
Around 7:30 p.m. another officer was conducting a follow-up in the Regency Trailer Park and spotted the stolen truck near trailer #84.
"While waiting for other officers to arrive to assist with a search, a male left the residence and was eventually contacted and identified as Tobacco," said Chadron Police Chief, Tim Lordino. "Mr. Tobacco was walking a brown pit bull when contacted, which was later identified as a stolen dog name Bruno from South Dakota. Officers eventually searched the trailer and the keys to the stolen truck were located inside the trailer, but no stolen weapons were recovered other than a 40 round high capacity AK-47 rifle magazine inside the stolen truck."
Tobacco was arrested for felony possession of stolen property and a misdemeanor charge of possession of stolen property.
Tobacco is currently being held at the Dawes County Jail with a bond set at 10% of $25,000.00.
The owner of the pickup was able to recover the truck and her dog later that night.
The Chadron Police Department was assisted by the Pine Ridge Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol and the Dawes County Sheriff’s Department.