CALUMET, Okla. - A police tactical team was deployed to track down a man who ran from officers during a traffic stop Thursday morning.
Just after 11 a.m., 44-year-old Richard Magee refused to pull over in a car that was later deemed stolen out of Missouri, according to the Canadian County Sheriff's Office. Magee then ditched the car on I-40 near Calumet and took off running.
"The unfortunate thing is we never know why that person is running," said Canadian County Maj. John Bridges. "So, we pull out the stops to apprehend a suspect and keep these people out here safe just in case he tries to break into a house or steal a vehicle from one of these residents out here."
The sheriff's office was warning people to lock their
Finding him was difficult in the rural and rugged area.
"Lots of trees, lots of hills, and terraces and things like that," Bridges said. "With this heat, we want to have the resources here that we can rotate people in and out as we need to."
Officials say Magee was found in brush and was apprehended by an officer and K9.
He was taken to the hospital and will be jailed later Thursday night.