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Sean McCallister, who was pulled over for routine traffic stop, initially fails to yield then runs away before being apprehended with the help of a K9

A Prineville man was arrested in Sunriver after attempting to flee police on foot during a traffic stop.

According to a Deschutes County Sheriff's Office report, on Thursday at about 1 a.m., a Sunriver police officer was on routine patrol in the area of Spring River Road near Harpers Bridge when he initiated a stop on a silver 2009 Ford Flex for several traffic violations. Initially the vehicle failed to yield for several hundred yards. As the vehicle came to a stop the driver of the vehicle, later identified at 38-year-old Prineville man Sean McCallister, fled on foot while several passengers remained in the vehicle.

An additional Sunriver officer arrived and started canvasing the area for McCallister. With the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, a perimeter was established. Deschutes County Deputy Jerimiah Johnson and his K9 partner, Quattro, started tracking the subject from the vehicle location.

Shortly after, McCallister was located by Quattro. He was taken into custody without incident. Immediately, he reported ingesting numerous fentanyl pills. La Pine Medics arrived on scene and transported him to St. Charles for a possible drug overdose.

Redmond resident Rachel McCullough, 36, gave officers several fictitious names, attempting to hide the identity of her husband. She continued giving false information to law enforcement while the search continued for McCallister. She was cited and released at the scene for hindering prosecution.

McCallister was arrested and lodged in Deschutes County Jail. He faces charges of driving while suspended misdemeanor, attempt to elude misdemeanor and tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution. In addition, he was arrested for a Crook County warrant on a traffic offense; a Deschutes County warrant for failure to appear on first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon; and a statewide felony warrant for parole violation.


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