SAYRE, Okla. – One man is dead after he allegedly ran from police and struck a deputy with an ax.
According to reports, Thursday, around 11:00 a.m., two Sayre police officers attempted to serve felony warrants on Larry Dale Plaster.
Once the officers arrived at Plaster’s residence, Plaster resisted arrest and ran from the area.
The two officers reportedly chased the suspect and called for backup.
A Beckham County Sheriff joined the chase and attempted to arrest Plaster.
Authorities say that Plaster then struck the deputy several times with an ax.
The deputy fired several rounds and at least one bullet struck Plaster.
Plaster was found dead at the scene.
The deputy and the officers say they used tasers in attempt to apprehend Plaster, but claim the tasers were not effective.
The Beckham County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI investigate the shooting.
Investigators will collect information and evidence from both scenes.
After OSBI presents the evidence, the district attorney decide whether the shooting was justified.
According to reports, Plaster had felony warrants for failure to pay child support and failure to pay a warrant for attempting to elude police while under the influence.