Former Norfolk Man Arrested Following High Speed Pursuit That Started on Hwy 275 in Stanton County

At about 5:30 p.m. on Monday evening the Stanton County Sheriff’s office attempted to stop an eastbound SUV on Hwy 275 about five miles east of Norfolk for a headlight out. The Vehicle failed to stop and accelerated to speeds of over 100 mph and then suddenly stopped in the median and turned back westbound on Hwy 275 reaching speeds of about 110 mph. The SUV continued westbound towards Norfolk and Norfolk P.D. was contacted and requested to set up deflation spikes near the Hwy 275 and Hwy 24 junction. They did set up spikes that were successful in ultimately deflating the right rear passenger tire of the SUV. The SUV continued into Norfolk on Omaha avenue at reduced speeds and then turned south onto 1st Street and then onto Jackson Street and ultimately back westbound on Monroe Avenue before the SUV was stopped in the 1200 block of Monroe. The driver Jerry Dean Storovich, 53, homeless (Formerly of Norfolk) was taken into custody along with a passenger Waylon Cournoyer, 40, of Yankton, SD. Storovich was also found to be wanted for Escape from the Nebraska Department of Corrections and also had a felony warrant issued by El Paso County, Colorado with full extradition. Storovich was charged locally with Speeding 110/70, Reckless Driving and Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest, and No Operators License. He was further charged with Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. Cournoyer was cited for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. Storovich was jailed pending his return to state correction authorities. Also Assisting in the Arrest besides Norfolk P.D. was the Madison County Sheriff’s office

Jerry Dean Storovich
Scene On Monroe Avenue In Norfolk After Pursuit Ended