By Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) - State police have arrested a southwestern Nebraska sheriff’s deputy accused of using his patrol car to chase down his wife and of threatening her with his service weapon.

Troopers arrested Red Willow County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Dice, 28, on suspicion of making terrorist threats, third-degree domestic violence, official misconduct and willful reckless driving, the Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release Tuesday.

Investigators said that on May 31, Dice used his patrol car to chase a vehicle driven by his wife, nearly running her off Highway 83. The couple’s two young children were in the wife’s car at the time, the patrol said.

Investigators also believe Dice pointed his department-issued gun at his wife on May 13.

Dice was being held in the Red Willow County Jail

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