Authorities are still looking for a man wanted on outstanding warrants who ran from lawmen Sunday afternoon in Colbert.
According to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Brandon Lyde, 18, is wanted on warrants for drug possession and he is also a suspect in numerous automobile thefts.
Late Sunday afternoon, Lyde was seen getting into a Trans Am traveling toward Colbert on Highway 91, according to a report by Deputy Tim McEachern.
McEachern and Colbert Police Chief Wayne Vanscoy saw the vehicle turn onto Cardinal Lane in Colbert, and Vanscoy activated his emergency lights.
Lyde, the report stated, exited the vehicle before it came to a complete stop, and he ran into a wooded area. Authorities then set up a perimeter to search for Lyde, but he was not found.
The driver of the vehicle, April Winnett-Hampton, 33, was arrested, and she was charged Monday with harboring a fugitive.
In other news, Durant firefighters have responded to several fire calls during the past few days. Friday evening, they put out a trash fire in the 1600 block of South Lone Oak Road. According to a department report, the fire was in a dump site containing shingles, insulation, foam and other debris. Firefighters have been dispatched to this site numerous times because neighbors were concerned with the fire getting out of control and the heavy smoke.
Also Friday, firefighters put out a small grass fire in the 3200 block of N. 49th Avenue. Firefighters responded Sunday evening to the railroad tracks east of Choctaw Casino due to a call about a train on fire. When they arrived, they discovered there was no fire and a drive wheel on one of the engines was smoking. Union Pacific officials came to fix the problem.