Marion County Fugitive Captured Near La Pine

A 19-year-old McMinnville man wanted in Marion County was arrested Sunday afternoon after leading sheriff’s deputies on a short foot chase across Highway 97 near La Pine..

According to a release, at 11:39 am Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on Highway 97 near Rocking Horse Rd.

It was later learned that Aryan Lee Gledhill was a passenger in the vehicle during that traffic stop but, at the time, was not identified.

Deputies later learned Gledhill had two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest out of Marion County for aggravated harassment. The vehicle description and identity of the male was provided to other Deschutes County Deputies, who began looking for Gledhill.

At 12:19, a deputy saw Gledhill inside the vehicle traveling south on Highway 97 near La Pine. Patrol deputies coordinated a traffic stop near the 51000 block of Highway 97 to contact and arrest Gledhill.

Gledhill exited the vehicle and ran away, crossing Highway 97 as deputies gave chase.

Deschutes County Deputy Keith Slater deployed his canine partner “Brolo” who, with the help of other deputies, apprehended Gledhill about 30 yards from the traffic stop.

Both north and south bound traffic voluntarily stopped to allow the suspect and pursuing deputies to safely cross Highway 97 while in foot pursuit.

Gledhill was arrested on several charges including the two outstanding felony warrants for aggravated harassment, second-degree escape, attempting to elude, felony possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

He was treated at the scene by La Pine Fire/Paramedics before being taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with non-life-threatening dog bite injuries related to his apprehension.

He was later transported to the Deschutes County Jail.

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