Last Friday night, the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office learned the Oregon State Police were in a vehicle pursuit of a suspect who was wanted for a serious assault that had occurred in Oregon. Dispatch advised the pursuit was on Highway 14 headed eastbound from mile post 109, east of Maryhill.
Deputy Pat Kaley, Deputy Ben Corning, Deputy Gaven Marble with police dog K9 Profi, and Undersheriff Tim Neher responded towards the pursuit. Sergeant Nate with the Washington State Patrol and Trooper KC Scott with the Washington State Patrol were already heading towards the pursuit.
Dispatch advised the suspect had a history of fighting and running from law enforcement.
The Oregon State Police (OSP) advised the suspect had turned onto Rock Creek Road from Highway 14. A short time later, the OSP advised they had lost sight of the suspect near Rock Creek Road and Old Highway 8.
Troopers and deputies spread out through the area searching for the suspect. Marble and K9 Profi located the suspect traveling westbound on Hoctor Road near mile post 17. Marble turned his patrol vehicle around and was able to catch up to the suspect near Oak Flat Road. Marble conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect pulled over and was uncooperative, so Marble deployed K9 Profi. Once K9 Profi was out of Marble’s patrol vehicle, the suspect became cooperative and was taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect was identified as Daniel Frost, 51, of Madras, Oregon. Frost was arrested for attempt to elude police vehicle and was booked into the Klickitat County Jail. Frost is facing numerous criminal charges in Oregon as well.