Pottawatomie Co. Authorities Capture Man Wanted In Attempted Auto Burglary


Friday, May 27th 2016, 6:06 pm
By: News 9


A suspect was on the run in Pottawatomie County after investigators say he tried to steal a motorcycle early Friday morning.

The victim of the attempted burglary saw it happen, but he didn't sit around and wait for police.

"I woke up, and I heard somebody pulling into my driveway, and then I never heard a knock at the door, and so I got up to see what was going on, and they were pulling out of my driveway with my motorcycle in the back,” the victim said.

He did not want to draw any more attention to who he is or where he lives, but the victim said he chased after the man who stole his bike, caught up with him and then rammed the back of his truck.

"I just hit him and spun him out, and it blew out his tires,” he said.

The truck came to an abrupt stop. The man behind the wheel took off into the trees, and the woman in the passenger’s seat was quickly arrested. Deputies were there almost immediately after they caught the tail end of the chase.

"Noticed two pickups were actually chasing one another and ramming each other,” Pottawatomie County Undersheriff JT Palmer said.

"He rolled down his window, and was looking at me in his side mirror almost like he was taunting me or something,” the victim said.

Deputies said Earl White hunkered down in the woods all day, and after several hours made a brief appearance. This time he had his eye on a deputy.

"He walked out of the woods,” Palmer said. “They made eye contact from about 150 yards away."

And back into hiding he went.

"It was just crazy,” the victim said. “I've never seen the guy in my life."

According to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Officer, White was captured early Saturday morning. 

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A suspect is on the run in Pottawatomie County after investigators say he tried to steal a motorcycle early Friday morning. 

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