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July 24, 2013

Fleeing pair apprehended after pursuit, manhunt

DEER CREEK, Okla. — Two people were taken into custody Wednesday evening in Grant County following a manhunt north of Lamont off Oklahoma 11 near the Deer Creek area.

A man and woman were taken into custody about 5 p.m., after being found hiding in some brush.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Coby Snyder had attempted a traffic stop on Oklahoma 11 at County Road 1060 about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Grant County Sheriff Scott Sterling said the vehicle failed to stop and a seven-mile pursuit ensued on county roads. Two people exited the vehicle and fled into a wooded area.

A perimeter was set up by Grant County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from Medford Police Department, Lamont Police Department and Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Sterling said. An OHP air unit assisted units on the ground with an air search of the area.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office requested K-9 units from Garfield County to assist. Garfield County Sheriff’s Office sent three K-9 units and a UTV to assist in the search about 2:45 p.m., Sheriff Jerry Niles said.

 Sgt. Jody Helms, Sgt. Logan Niles, Deputy Darryl Beebe and Undersheriff Jon Marshall were deployed to assist in the search.

“After a search of the area, two suspects were apprehended by Garfield County Undersheriff Jon Marshal and Grant County Deputy Jesse Hern and Grant County Reserve Deputy Matt Miller,” Sterling said.

Shallyn Jenna Keraly and Chad Anthony Parker were arrested on drug complaints and traffic offenses.

According to Oklahoma Mesonet data, air temperatures were 86 and 87 degrees during the search, as recorded by the weather station in Medford. Heat indexes ranged from 92-95 degrees at the site as law enforcement officials searched.

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