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High Speed Chase Ends In Foot Pursuit

Wolf Point Man Apprehended In Stolen Pickup

Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a request for mutual aid from the McCone County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Nov. 4. The request was called in around 3:25 p.m. and involved a high speed pursuit on Montana Highway 13 and then Montana Highway 25.

According to a press release from Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick, McCone County deputies initially attempted to stop a Ford pickup stolen from Glendive. The driver, identified as Wolf Point’s Channing Eder, allegedly fled in the stolen pickup. McCone County deputies gave chase with assistance from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. Eder was reported to be driving at speeds over 100 mph as he headed north on Highway 13 towards Wolf Point. Eder was reported to be armed with a handgun and rifle. At least 11 vehicles from area law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit.

“A deputy deployed stop-sticks near the Missouri River bridge and flattened one of the pickup’s tires,” said Frederick. Eder continued for approximately 2 to 3 miles until he was forced to abandon the pickup and flee on foot. He was apprehended following a short foot pursuit. He allegedly threw the handgun out the window after the pickup was disabled by stop-sticks. The weapon was recovered by Dawson County deputies. Eder was the sole occupant of the pickup and has been charged by Dawson and McCone counties with several offenses related to the pursuit and theft of the pickup. Eder is on federal probation and was wanted on a federal warrant.

Officers from the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice and the Wolf Point Police Department assisted with the arrest.

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