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Arrest made after Roosevelt County high-speed chase

Posted at 9:27 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 16:14:15-05

WOLF POINT - Channing Eder of Wolf Point has been arrested after he allegedly led officers on a high-speed chase Monday.

Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick said in a press release that deputies responded to a request for mutual aid at about 3:25 p.m. from the McCone County Sheriff's Office for a chase headed toward Roosevelt County on MT Highway 13.

McCone County deputies initially attempted to stop the Ford pickup that was reported stolen from Glendive earlier that day and the driver, later identified as Eder, drove away in the truck. 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 MT Highway 13 toward Wolf Point. Eder was also reported to be armed with a handgun and rifle.

A Roosevelt County deputy deployed stop-sticks near the Missouri River bridge and flattened one of the pickup's tires. Eder continued driving for approximately about two or three miles until he abandoned the pickup and ran away, but he was quickly apprehended.

Eder allegedly threw the handgun out the window after the pickup was disabled by the stop-sticks. It was recovered by Dawson County deputies.

Eder was the only person in the pickup and has been charged by Dawson and McCone counties with several offenses related to the chase and theft of the pickup.

Frederick also said that Eder is on federal probation and was wanted on a federal warrant.