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Deputies arrest another fugitive after second high-speed-chase of the week

Deputy Jason Stone talks to fugitive Kelton Chandler after placing him under arrest.

(Photo Sheriff Larry Lane)

Friday, August 20, 2021 - A Muldrow man was arrested Friday after leading a Sequoyah County deputy on a high-speed chase that extended into the Cookson Game Refuge. The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m.

Sequoyah County Deputy Jason Stone attempted to stop Kelton Chandler after spotting him driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen by the Muldrow Police Department just moments earlier.

While patrolling on Highway 17 just north of Sallisaw, Deputy Stone observed a vehicle matching the description. Stone ran the tag of the vehicle and was advised that it did match with the stolen vehicle. Stone activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle but Chandler refused to stop.

Chandler fled north on Highway 17 reaching speeds of 80 mph, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane. The pursuit began just north of the Sallisaw city limits, continued through Marble City and several miles into Cherokee County entering into the Cookson Game Refuge.

Deputy Stone was finally able to stop the vehicle and place Chandler into custody.

Chandler had outstanding felony warrants in Sequoyah County for assault and battery with a deadly weapon and failure to comply with community sentencing rules, Sheriff Lane stated.

This is the second fugitive captured by the Sequoyah County Sheriff's department in the past week.

KXMX News Staff

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