Two individuals are facing charges following a high-speed pursuit that reached nearly 100 mph in Stanton County this afternoon.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Mike Unger observed a westbound car speeding at 94 mph in the 70 mph zone on Highway 275 east of Norfolk around 1:30 p.m. The vehicle accelerated westbound on Hwy 275 and then quickly turned north on South Eastwood and continued at high speeds on the county road as it was pursued north.
The vehicle then suddenly came to a stop near East Norfolk Avenue. At that time, the driver Martrail Edwards, 20, of Norfolk was taken into custody on charges of Speeding, Willful Reckless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest, Possession of concentrated THC (Marijuana), and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver.
A subsequent investigation revealed that nearly a pound of marijuana was thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit and was recovered in a ditch along South Eastwood. A male passenger, Marlin Clemons 28, of Norfolk was also taken into custody on charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver. A female passenger was also detained, but was not charged at this time.
Both Edwards and Clemons were booked and later released after posting cash bonds.