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One of Shawnee’s “most wanted” arrested in Oklahoma City

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SHAWNEE, Okla. – One of Shawnee’s “most wanted” was arrested in Oklahoma City this week.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that Bryce Winrow, the man who was the subject of a manhunt near Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus, is in custody.

Police say the 32-year-old was driving recklessly near MacArthur and US 177 in a stolen vehicle on Sunday, Jan. 31.

While they were hot on his tail he crashed near OBU’s campus.

They say he bailed from the stolen vehicle and that he may have had a hostage.

While he was on the run, Winrow spoke with KFOR on the phone.

“I’m innocent. I’m not the monster they are making me out to be. I’m in fear of my life,” said Winrow.

Shawnee Police Chief Mason Wilson said Chad Pope, Pottawatomie County’s Warrant Team commander, and Shawnee Cpl. Cody Gibson, followed leads late last night to the Oklahoma City area.

They were able to locate Winrow and take him into custody.

Winrow is jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center for warrants of possession of a firearm after former conviction, possession of a stolen vehicle and knowingly concealing stolen property.