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Columbia County Sheriff Brian Pixley said the suspect was not located in the area.

KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - A heavy police presence is seen along Heath Road and Old Rainier Road near Rainier during a manhunt for Kevin Reynolds on Tuesday night, Nov. 15.A manhunt for "a wanted felon" was suspended after about seven hours in an area west of Rainier, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said late Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The suspect, Kevin Reynolds, was believed to be in the area of Heath Road and Old Rainier Road, the Sheriff's Office posted on their official Facebook page around 4 p.m.

Just after 11 p.m., Sheriff Brian Pixley said in a statement they completed a search of buildings, homes and property in the area and "have no reason to believe the suspect is still in the area."

Though the search was suspended, officials said Reynolds is still considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him should call 911.

The St. Helens Police Department, the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police were also involved in the search.

Drones and flash bangs were used in the search for Reynolds. The Oregon State Police used loud speakers to tell him to surrender.

It's unclear what led to this search for Reynolds. But the Columbia County Sheriff's Office told KOIN 6 News Reynolds now faces a kidnapping charge, along with a number of other recent charges.

Since August, court records show, there have been multiple warrants out for Reynolds' arrest, including for robbery, assault, vehicle theft and witness intimidation.

In October, Cowlitz County deputies searched for the 41-year-old but weren't able to find him at that time.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared on the website of KOIN 6 News, Pamplin Media Group's news partner.


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