Four-Hour Manhunt Leads To Two Arrests In Wayne County

WAYNE – Two people were arrested Friday following a pursuit and manhunt south of Wayne, according to a Monday afternoon release from the Nebraska State Patrol.

At approximately 10:20 a.m. Friday, April 26, a trooper was dispatched to the area near 579th Avenue and 847th Road to a report of a possible vehicle fire. Once the trooper found the vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, the vehicle then fled.

The truck was determined to be stolen.

After a short pursuit, the vehicle drove into a field where troopers and law enforcement partners set up a perimeter. The NSP Aviation Support Division and Police Service Dog Division were called in to assist in the search. Officers with Nebraska Game and Parks and the Cuming County Sheriff’s Office also aided.

After nearly four hours, both suspects were found in separate locations about a mile apart, close to where the pursuit began. Both were arrested for possession of stolen property, flight to avoid arrest and possession of methamphetamine.

Rodney King, 49, of Centerville, South Dakota and Connie Dominguez, 45, of Wayne, Nebraska, were lodged in Thurston County Jail.