Two Prineville residents held at gunpoint, arrested following car chase
Two Prineville residents were held at gunpoint and arrested following a pursuit late Sunday night during which the driver struck a patrol car.
At 11:36 p.m., a sergeant with the Crook County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a black Honda civic for failing to stop at a stop sign on Northwest Gerke Road and Northwest Madras Highway. The Honda Civic, driven by 26-year-old Prineville woman Shelly Wickman, sped away failing to yield to the sergeant.
The sergeant pursued the vehicle northbound on Madras Highway and then east bound on Northwest Ryegrass Road. A short time later, the vehicle spun out of control in the middle of the roadway and came to rest facing the pursing sergeant. The sergeant attempted to block the car, but Wickman sped around the sergeant and into the ditch off of the roadway. The front of the vehicle was blocked by a fence and the pursuing sergeant blocked the rear of the suspect vehicle with his patrol vehicle.
As the sergeant was exiting his patrol vehicle, Wickman put her car in reverse and struck the sergeant's patrol vehicle, causing minor damages. The sergeant ordered Wickman to shut off the vehicle and she complied. The sergeant then held Wickman and her passenger, 22-year-old Danjero Shetler of Prineville, at gunpoint until other deputies and officers arrived on scene.
Wickman was arrested and charged with felony attempt elude and reckless driving. Shetler was also taken into custody on a parole and probation detainer.
Both Wickman and Shetler were lodged at the Crook County Jail, although Wickman was later transferred to Jefferson County Jail due to the Crook County Jail not being able to house women. The Crook County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Prineville Police Department.