ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Mitchell man charged with eluding for November high-speed chase

A Mitchell man is charged with aggravated eluding for an alleged high-speed chase in November. Dustin Burroughs, 32, was recently cited with aggravated eluding, among other charges, for a pursuit with law enforcement on Nov. 13, court documents s...

1345882+Mitchell Police2.jpg

A Mitchell man is charged with aggravated eluding for an alleged high-speed chase in November.

Dustin Burroughs, 32, was recently cited with aggravated eluding, among other charges, for a pursuit with law enforcement on Nov. 13, court documents state.

On Nov. 13, a Mitchell patrol officer drove to the area around a residence at 619 E. Sixth Ave. in Mitchell after receiving a report of suspicious activity. At about 5:45 p.m., the officer followed a black Chevrolet Lumina leaving the scene.

The officer followed for a few blocks before engaging his patrol vehicle's emergency lights, and the Lumina, allegedly driven by Burroughs, picked up speed on Langdon Street. The vehicle drove through two stop signs before turning east onto First Avenue and south onto Burr Street, where it drove through a red light.

Burroughs allegedly drove through another red light at the intersection of Burr Street and Spruce Street and continued onto Highway 37 at estimated speeds of more than 100 mph, where the officer lost sight of the vehicle and terminated the pursuit.

ADVERTISEMENT

The officer returned to the Sixth Avenue residence, where the resident identified Burroughs as the driver, court documents state.

Burroughs is charged with aggravated eluding, a Class 6 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine; reckless driving, a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine; and driving under suspension, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to obey a traffic control device, all Class 2 misdemeanors, punishable upon conviction by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Related Topics: CRIME
What To Read Next
"If we show we are complacent with areas like this that clearly need addressing, we’re not improving as a city,” Mitchell Republic Editor Luke Hagen said during the city council meeting discussion.
Discussion will take place during the 6 p.m. meeting on Monday at City Hall
Lawmakers have said it is likely only one is affordable at this time without cutting programs or adding other taxes or revenue streams
Members Only
Although Mitchell's rates would be increase, the proposed equitable rate structure could lessen the increased costs for residential customers' water and sewer bills.