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The Latest: Fugitive faces attempted homicide charge

July 12, 2018

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a fugitive near Bozeman Pass (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

A fugitive who reportedly shot at law enforcement officers during a pursuit in southern Montana was arrested on a warrant charging him with attempted deliberate homicide.

Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton says 36-year-old Shaunesy Cole was arrested Thursday afternoon after a woman called 911 to report a man matching Cole’s description was trying to break into her house.

Officers responded with dogs and Cole attempted to run away, but he was bitten by a dog.

Local, state and federal officers had been searching for Cole since early Wednesday, when he fled a traffic stop on Interstate 90 and fired shots at pursuing officers. No officers were injured.

Hamilton says Cole also was wanted for burglary, theft and another police chase on a motorcycle.

Hamilton did not know if Cole had an attorney.

2:10p.m.

Authorities have located a fugitive who reportedly shot at law enforcement officers who were pursuing him after he fled a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in southern Montana.

Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton says a woman who lives in the Bozeman Pass area called 911 to report a man matching the description of 36-year-old Shaunesy Cole was at her door .

Hamilton says dispatchers told the woman to barricade herself. Cole apparently ran away.

Search dogs in the area tracked and chased him. Hamilton tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that one of the dogs caught up with Cole and bit him.

Officers had been searching for Cole since early Wednesday.

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1:45 p.m.

Authorities in Bozeman are looking for a man they say is armed and dangerous.

KULR-TV reports Park County Undersheriff Clay Herbst says his office was given the authority to enter private homes as they continue to search for 36-year-old Shaunesy Cole.

The incident started early Wednesday when officers tried to pull over a vehicle for suspected DUI. Law enforcement says the car initially pulled over but then took off onto a dirt road. That’s when authorities say Cole fired shots at officers and then took off on foot.

The search Wednesday lasted all day in the Quinn Creek area of Bozeman Pass.

Cole is described as Caucasian, 5 feet (1.52 meters), 11 inches (27.94 centimeters) tall and about 170 pounds (77.1 kilograms) with a red mohawk haircut that was pressed down. He has numerous tattoos on his legs, arms and hands.

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