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Authorities apprehend man who escaped after a vehicle pursuit in Sweetgrass County

Posted at 1:17 PM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 15:17:56-04

UPDATE

Suspect Travis Bryant was apprehended Saturday evening, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office.


A vehicle pursuit began in Sweetgrass County on Friday evening ending in the Duck Creek area of Park County. 

The suspect vehicle, a 2005 Black Dodge 2500 Ram bearing Colorado, plates fled through private property and the pursuing Officers lost sight of the vehicle.  The owner of the vehicle was Travis Bryant, 37. 

As officers searched the area, police received tips that local residents had witnessed some people walking in a field in the area.

Officers responded, with the help of local residents, to the area where they found two people. Both were taken into custody, however the driver and owner of the vehicle, Bryant, is still at large. 

Officers searched the area into the night but were unable to locate Bryant. The vehicle was found crashed in a ravine. 

Park County deputies flew in a helicopter the next morning in an attempt to locate the man but were unsuccessful. Sweetgrass County deputies and a Forest Service LE also assisted with search efforts from the ground.

At about 2:50 p.m., a tip was received that a local resident had contact with Byrant on a road in the area. Park County and Sweetgrass deputies, along with two K9 units, searched the area again with the help of a helicopter.

Search efforts up to now have been unsuccessful. Park County and Sweetgrass Sheriff’s Offices are continuing to search for Bryant who has felony warrants out of Colorado and warrants pending in Montana 

Authorities asked residents to call 911 with information about Bryants whereabouts.