High Speed pursuit ends in Klickitat County

     On June 4, 2021, at around 1008 hours, the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office learned the Oregon State Police were in a vehicle pursuit of a suspect who was wanted for a serious assault that had occurred in Oregon. Dispatch advised the pursuit was on Highway 14 headed eastbound from mile post 109, east of Maryhill, Washington.

     Deputy Pat Kaley, Deputy Ben Corning, Deputy Gaven Marble with K9 Profi, and Undersheriff Tim Neher responded towards the pursuit. Sergeant Nate Hovinghoff with the Washington State Patrol and Trooper KC Scott with the Washington State Patrol had already headed towards the pursuit.

     Dispatch advised the suspect had a history of fighting and running from law enforcement.

     The Oregon State Police advised (through dispatch) the suspect had turned onto Rock Creek Road from Highway 14. A short time later the Oregon State Police advised they had lost sight of the suspect near Rock Creek Road and Old Highway 8.

     Troopers and deputies spread out through the area searching for the suspect. Deputy Marble and K9 Profi locate the suspect traveling westbound on Hoctor Road near mile post 17. Deputy Marble turned his patrol vehicle around and was able to catch up to the suspect near Oak Flat Road. Deputy Marble conducted a traffic stop on the suspects’ vehicle. The suspect pulled over and was uncooperative with Deputy Marble, so Deputy Marble deployed K9 Profi. Once K9 Profi was outside of Deputy Marble’s patrol vehicle, the suspect became cooperative and was taken into custody without further incident.

     The suspect was identified as Daniel Frost, 51 years old, of Madras, Oregon. Frost was arrested for “attempt to elude police vehicle”, and was booked into the Klickitat County Jail. Frost is facing numerous criminal charges in Oregon as well.