Arraignment postponed for man arrested in McCool for stealing vehicle and running from deputies

McCOOL JUNCTION – Arraignment proceedings were scheduled this week in York County District Court for Skylar Wiese, 29, of York, who was arrested in late May in McCool Junction after allegedly stealing a vehicle and running from deputies.

According to York County Sheriff Sgt. Taylor Samek, on May 28, at 2:29 a.m., “a deputy was conducting a town check in McCool when he observed a vehicle make a traffic violation. The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop when the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. Shortly after the pursuit was started, the vehicle lost control and entered the ditch near the intersection of Road 3 and First Street in McCool Junction.”

Wiese, the driver, was taken into custody at that point.

Court documents indicate the deputy clocked the vehicle at 80 mph in a 30-mph zone near the high school football field. The deputy also indicated Wiese “jumped out of the vehicle and looked towards me.” At that point, Wiese complied with the deputy’s commands to put his hands behind his head. He was arrested.

“A subsequent investigation revealed that Wiese had entered a residence in McCool Junction and had stolen the vehicle he was driving shortly before being contacted by the deputy,” Sgt. Samek said.

The deputy called in the license plate and found the 2022 black Toyota Camry was owned by individuals who lived in the 200 Block of East L Street in York. The deputy contacted them, who confirmed the vehicle was theirs and it had been stolen from their garage.

It was noted how Wiese had priors for theft by unlawful taking with a guilty conviction in Lancaster County. He was also released from the Nebraska Correctional Center on April 7 after serving a sentence for attempted burglary in York County.

The official charges against Wiese are: burglary, a Class 2A felony; theft with a value of more than $5,000, a class 2A felony; operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, a Class 4 felony; willful reckless driving, a Class 3 misdemeanor; and driving under revocation, a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Arraignment proceedings were postponed until July 22 so arrangements can be made for video conferencing from the department of corrections where Wiese is currently being held.

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