A man who stole a pickup was arrested after a foot chase Friday afternoon, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the sheriff’s office, a 1997 Dodge pickup that belonged to a local rancher was reported stolen Friday morning on Long Creek Road in southern Bryan County.
At approximately 3 p.m., Bryan County Sheriff’s Capt. Gene West located the vehicle at a residence on North McLean Road east of Durant.
The stolen truck was occupied by a man later identified as Zachery Jones, 24, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, according to the sheriff’s office, and a woman, identified as Rebecka Anne Aplin, 29, was sitting in the passenger’s seat.
The sheriff’s office said Jones disregarded commands to get on the ground and he instead fled the scene.
A citizen spotted the suspect hiding behind a building near Roberts and East Main Street, and when deputies and officers went to investigate, the suspect began running across an open field.
Deputies were able to catch up with Jones and take him into custody.
According to the sheriff’s office, Jones informed sheriff investigators that he ran due to having federal warrants for his arrest.
The sheriff’s office has confirmed that Jones is wanted by the United States Marshals Service who will extradite him anywhere in the U.S.
It was not revealed what federal warrants Jones has for his arrest.
Jones was booked into the Bryan County Jail for suspicion of larceny of a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
Aplin was also arrested for possessing methamphetamine.
Charges are pending a review of the report by the Bryan County District Attorney’s Office.
The farm truck was returned back to the owner.