Man who took deputies on a high speed pursuit bound over to District Court

YORK – Arraignment proceedings were scheduled for this week in the case against Shane McManon, 47, of Lincoln, who is accused of taking York County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit in York County.

The case began when a deputy was on regular patrol on Interstate 80 when he saw a vehicle without license plates speeding. The deputy attempted a traffic stop but the driver of the vehicle exited onto the westbound off-ramp at the York interchange and then accelerated back around to the interstate, speeding onto I-80.

It is alleged McManon, the driver, fled with speeds reaching 130 mph. The Nebraska State Patrol attempted using stop sticks. McManon, however, went through the median and turned around to travel back east. Law enforcement officers, according to court documents, saw him passing other vehicles on the shoulder at a high rate of speed.

They say McManon exited the interstate at mile marker 360 and the pursuit continued onto gravel roads with speeds reaching upwards of 80 mph. “The suspect vehicle approached an intersection where the eastbound road was closed. The suspect lost control and entered into the ditch at County Road X and County Road 3. The driver was also refusing commands so we could take him into custody,” the deputy’s affidavit says. “The driver refused commands to exit the vehicle and kept reaching down to the floorboard of the vehicle. Once the driver exited the vehicle, he began mocking law enforcement by grabbing his groin area and flipping us off. The driver was also refusing commands so we could take him into custody. The driver was yelling at us to just kill him.”

A sergeant with the YSO was able to come up from behind the suspect and take to the ground where hew as placed into handcuffs.

It is alleged McManon was under the influence of alcohol.

A review of his criminal history, according to court documents, shows McManon is a convicted felon in Nebraska and was discharged in 2018 after serving 23 years at the Nebraska Department of Corrections. He served this time in relation to a conviction for second degree murder, robbery and attempted burglary out of Madison and Platte Counties. He was also currently on bond out of Lancaster County in a case where he pleaded no contest to one count of leaving the scene of an injury accident – the bond in that case included a condition of no driving.

In York County, he is charged with operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, obstructing an officer, willful reckless driving and driving under the influence.

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