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GEARY, Okla. — An early morning manhunt puts a Texas man in Jail.

Canadian County Sheriff’s Deputies captured a Texas man after they responded to a call for assistance from Geary PD early Tuesday morning.

Robert McGee, 44 of Richland Hills, Texas was taken into custody by Canadian County Sheriff’s Deputies shortly before 10:00 a.m. after he fled on foot from a Geary PD Officer.

McGee who was stopped for an improper tag display was wanted on drug related charges in Texas.

McGee was traveling eastbound along I-40 when a Geary PD Officer attempted to stop him in Canadian County.

McGee failed to stop and continued eastbound and pulled to the shoulder and fled on foot into the woods south of the Interstate.

“A Geary Police dispatcher called the Sheriff’s Office and requested our help after they were unable to reach their officer who gave chase after McGee,” said Randall Edwards, Canadian County Sheriff.

Six deputies, along with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper responded to the call for assistance.

Around 9:43 a.m. an OHP pilot assisting with the search spotted McGee about a mile south of where he had jumped from his vehicle.

Within a couple minutes of the spotting, two Sheriff’s Deputies caught up to McGee, and he was placed under arrest.

McGee was transported to the Canadian County Jail where he was booked in as a fugitive from justice.

“I’m extremely pleased how all the law enforcement agencies involved worked in unison during this short lived manhunt. McGee will be held until Texas authorities come to pick him up, and take him back to face his charges,” said Edwards.