Colorado Springs teen arrested for kidnapping after starting pursuit through school zone

HOLYOKE, Colo. - A teen from Colorado Springs was arrested in Nebraska on Thursday after starting a vehicle pursuit through a school zone. 

Officers with the Holyoke Police Department were working traffic enforcement for the first day of school for Holyoke Schools. 

One officer clocked a vehicle doing nearly double the speed limit in a school zone. Police tried to get the vehicle to stop, but it sped off. 

The vehicle reached speeds at over 100 miles per hour and at times crossed into oncoming traffic. 

At one point, the vehicle's engine began to smoke, so it pulled over. 

Police approached the vehicle and arrested Hayden Rodenbaugh. Two passengers inside the vehicle told police that Rodenbaugh had a weapon and had taken them hostage. 

Officers did find a loaded 20 gauge shotgun from the vehicle that had been altered (barrel sawed short and serial number filed).

The shotgun is being sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for testing.

Rodenbaugh faces charges of speeding, reckless driving, felony vehicular eluding, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon, and two second-degree kidnapping.

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