Manhunt after man found in stolen vehicle; accused of firing gunshot at resident

A Kansas man sits behind bars at the Logan County Detention Center and is awaiting formal charges. He’s accused of multiple crimes including shooting with intent to kill.

The string of events started Sunday morning around 10 a.m. when the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a black male wearing a blue shirt, jeans, and hair in dreads ran from a trooper after being stopped in a reported stolen vehicle on Interstate 35.

Troopers identified the man as Detron James.

A Logan County deputy assisted troopers and spotted the man in a wooded area near Westminister and County Road 72 but lost visual of the suspect.

Later that night after 7:30 p.m., a county resident called 911 telling deputies a man had walked into their house. The reporting party identified the person as a black male with dreads, wearing jeans and a white shirt with a flannel. The person also said they had heard gunshots.

A man, identified as the homeowner, said he had pulled into his driveway, and as soon as he stepped out of his vehicle a black male began shooting at him from inside his residence. The suspect then ran out of the home.

Deputies, along with other agencies including OHP, set up a perimeter in an attempt to find the suspect.

Just after 10 p.m., there were reports of a black male throwing rocks at passing vehicles on I-35. A deputy responded to the area and found the suspect, identified as James, and placed him in custody.

Investigators returned to the home and found a shell casing from a .45 caliber firearm.

Inside the jail, James declined to speak to investigators.


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