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Kingfisher manhunt ends with capture

By Robert Medley Modified: June 4, 2008 at 2:56 pm •  Published: June 4, 2008
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KINGFISHER — Authorities captured a man accused of kidnapping his estranged wife, authorities said this afternoon.

The manhunt for Clinton Derek Lore, 25, of Perkins ended at 2 p.m. when he surrendered in a rural area near the Cimarron River, 11 miles northeast of Kingfisher, police Capt. Jeff Townsend said.

Officers with tracking dogs and in a helicopter started looking for Lore about 8 a.m. after Lore's wife, Cassie Lore, 19, was found walking down a county dirt road near her wrecked pickup.

Authorities aren't releasing information yet about how the accident happened, but Cassie Lore told officers she was abducted by her estranged husband, Townsend said.

Townsend said Clinton Lore surrendered peacefully and was taken by officers to the Kingfisher County jail.

Cassie Lore complained of a head injury and was taken to Kingfisher Regional Hospital where she was treated and then released to family members. Family members did not want to comment on her ordeal, Townsend said.

Townsend said that about 1 a.m. this morning, Cassie Lore was at home near the 200 block of S Sixth Street in Kingfisher when her husband called her and said he had dropped off her belongings in the back of her pickup. When she went outside, she was apparently abducted, Townsend said.

Cassie Lore filed for a divorce from her husband in Kingfisher County in May, court records state.

Kingfisher police, Kingfisher County sheriff's deputies and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were involved in the search.

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