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Manhunt Underway In Sequoyah County Following High-Speed Chase On I-40

SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A manhunt is underway following a high-speed chase that started in Roland and ended in a couple’s yard outside of Sallisaw. Accor...

SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A manhunt is underway following a high-speed chase that started in Roland and ended in a couple's yard outside of Sallisaw.

According to Assistant Chief David Goode with the Roland Police Department, around noon an officer tried to pull over a car on I-40 in Roland.

The driver fled from the officer, making an illegal U-turn at a weigh station and headed westbound, Goode said.

The car then exited I-40 and got on Hwy 101 at speeds of 100 mph.

Goode says the driver then left the vehicle in a couple's yard around 1040 Rd near the Akins community in Sequoyah County. The suspect then jumped out of his car and ran into the woods.

Roland police and the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office are still searching for the suspect.

His identity has not been released yet.

Check back for updates to this developing story.