Manhunt ends, authorities arrest man for allegedly opening fire on sheriff’s deputy

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WEWOKA, Okla. - After nearly a two-hour manhunt, officials have taken a man into custody for shooting at a sheriff's deputy Thursday afternoon.

Officials say the man opened fire on the deputy near the New Lima Public School, which is located between Wewoka and Seminole in Seminole County.

Fortunately, that deputy was not injured.

The school was placed on lockdown as police and deputies searched for the alleged suspect.

The school has since let the children go home.

The alleged suspect is described as a man in camouflage with a high-powered rifle.

Authorities say they found three rifles at the scene.

He was found at a residence in Seminole and taken into custody shortly before 4:15 p.m.

Officials identified the suspect as Roger Christopher Simpson, a convicted felon.

After Simpson was arrested, he reportedly told officials the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

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