PRYOR, OK —
A routine traffic stop turned into a man hunt in Chouteau Tuesday morning.
Mayes County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Henson attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by Chester Jones, Chouteau. Jones, abandoned the vehicle and began to run. Officers say he was running south on Highway 412, near the Chouteau Creek Bridge.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Chouteau Police Department assisted in the chase.
The search and rescue dog was deployed by the Chouteau Police Department. According to online court records, Jones has nine outstanding warrants in Mayes County. According to Mayes County Sheriff's Inspector Jason Treat, Jones' warrants total $50,000.
Jones was arrested and taken into custody at the county jail. The outstanding warrants range from 2007 to 2013. Among them are charges of possession of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, possession of controlled dangerous substance without prescription, endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance, bringing contraband into jail and public intoxication. Jones was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.