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DAKOTA CITY | A Dakota County deputy used a stun gun to end a vehicle and foot pursuit Thursday evening that resulted in 14 charges for a Hubbard, Nebraska, man. 

The incident began shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday when a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Timothy J. Freeman Jr. on Old Sawmill Road, according to a news release from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle fled north across Highway 20, onto Elgin Avenue and west on Golf Road. The vehicle then entered a field off Golf Road and traveled south to 142nd Street through the field, then went east on 142nd Street and turned east onto Old Highway 20, the release said. 

At that time, officers with the South Sioux City Police Department were able to deploy a tire deflation device, and the vehicle turned onto Daniels Lane and entered a field. When the vehicle became disabled, Freeman ran on foot. 

He was stopped when a deputy deployed a stun gun and took Freeman into custody. He was booked into the Dakota County Jail on two felony charges -- flight to avoid arrest and possession of a controlled substance -- and a dozen other charges. 

Also assisting Dakota County and South Sioux City authorities was the Nebraska State Patrol. 


City hall reporter

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