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Mexican man arrested after chase near Mitchell

A 35-year-old Mexican man was arrested Thursday after leading a local sheriff's deputy on a brief pursuit west of Mitchell.

The pursuit began around 3:30 p.m. when Davison County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Harr clocked Enrique Sanchez-Bedolla driving 60 mph in a 50 mph zone on Highway 16 about 3 miles west of Mitchell.

Sanchez-Bedolla allegedly failed to stop when Harr activated his emergency lights and sirens, and eventually made an aggressive turn onto 405th Avenue that caused the rear of the car to fishtail.

After making the turn, Sanchez-Bedolla apparently gave up the chase and pulled over. The entire pursuit lasted only 30 seconds, Harr said.

"It wasn't the high-speed chase that everybody thinks of," he said.

The only identification Sanchez-Bedolla provided was an expired passport, Harr said. Harr later learned Sanchez-Bedolla was in the country illegally.

After working with a translator, Sanchez-Bedolla allegedly told Harr he ran because he was scared.

Sanchez-Bedolla was charged with eluding and driving without a driver's license. He was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday morning.

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