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Stolen vehicle recovered

by: Submitted photo - Gunner Bailey Sr.

A passenger in a vehicle that fled from police is being sought, and the driver was arrested following a pursuit on Dec. 5.
   Following the spotting of a stolen vehicle, a 1994 Chevy pickup, a Jefferson County deputy pursued the car on U.S. Highway 26 East toward Prineville.
   Crook County officers deployed a spike strip on McCabe Road, but the suspect vehicle avoided it, while traveling at speeds of up to 70 mph.
   Cook County deputies took over the chase until the vehicle crashed through a Powder River gate, then got stuck on a muddy road.
   Two occupants fled the vehicle on foot. Deputies secured the vehicle and waited until Redmond police and Deschutes County K9 units arrived to assist with a search.
   The driver, Gunner Bailey Sr., a transient resident of Warm Springs, was apprehended hiding in the brush, and suffered a dog bite during the apprehension.
   The passenger has not been apprehended and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Crook County Sheriff's Office at 541-447-6398.
   Bailey was arrested on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, with bail set at $15,000.