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Man who led Cedar County authorities on chase, will be in court this December

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YANKTON, S.D. — A man who fled law enforcement authorities and remained at large for two days before being captured will face a jury trial next month.

Nathan Murphree, 34, Yankton, S.D., appeared in Yankton County Friday. He faces a felony charge of aggravated alluding, and two misdemeanor charges stemming from an August incident in which he fled law enforcement near Wynot in August. There were no charges filed against him in Cedar County.

Murphree was being pursued by South Dakota law enforcement into Cedar County - east of Wynot on Highway 12 - Aug. 24 and the Cedar County sheriff’s office successfully deployed a tire deflation device. Murphree allegedly fled from the vehicle on foot into a corn field. An extensive search of the area was conducted but he was not located until an observant citizen recognized him and called 911 two days later. He was located near the Brooky Bottom Missouri River access area, several miles away from where he initially fled law enforcement.

His jury trial is set for Dec. 6.

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