Aberdeen Police Department arrests Nathaniel Stephenson

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – On 11-30-23, around 1800 hrs law enforcement received information that Nathaniel Stephenson was in a vehicle near the Lakeside Trailer Court on US Hwy 281.  A Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.  The vehicle stopped and one individual exited the car.  Stephenson got into the driver’s seat and fled in the vehicle.  The deputy pursued the vehicle as it turned eastbound on W Melgaard Rd.  The vehicle began to smoke heavily and slowed.  As it approached the 800 block of W Melgaard Rd, Stephenson jumped out of the vehicle and fled to the north.  The vehicle continued rolling, ultimately colliding with a privacy fence in a residential yard.
At this point, APD officers arrived on scene and pursued Stephenson on foot.  Stephenson was located a short time later, hiding under a vehicle.  APD officers took him into custody without further incident.
Stephenson has been charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Obstructing Law Enforcement, Aggravated Eluding, Reckless Driving, Possession of Marijuana, and the warrants out of Georgia.  More charges may be pursued against Stephenson.