Grady County manhunt ends with felon in custody
Grady County Sheriff Art Kell said Thomas Allen Dunevant, 45, was arrested about 7:45 p.m. Monday. They had been looking for him after a domestic altercation that occurred about 1 p.m. at a rural Blanchard address.
CHICKASHA — A manhunt in Grady County ended Monday evening with a felon in custody, the sheriff said.
Sheriff Art Kell said lawmen arrested Thomas Allen Dunevant, 45, about 7:45 p.m. They had been looking for him after a domestic altercation that occurred about 1 p.m. at 2450 County Street 2935 in rural Blanchard.
Dunevant threatened to kill his girlfriend and fired a sawed-off shotgun in her direction during the fight, Kell said.
Dunevant is a felon who served time for kidnapping, escape from a penal institution and assault with a dangerous weapon, among other charges, according to state Corrections Department records.
“We consider him armed and dangerous,” Kell said. He said the manhunt involved air and ground searches by multiple agencies.
Kell said the woman walked away from the fight and was picked up by a neighbor, who dropped her off at the sheriff's office. She told the neighbor she was dragged by the hair into the front yard and had been told if she left Dunevant, he would kill her, Kell said.
Sheriff's deputies went to the home to find Dunevant, but he was not there. The search for Dunevant ended when he returned to the home and turned himself in peacefully, Kell said.
He was arrested on a complaint of felon in possession of a firearm and will be in Grady County jail, Kell said.
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