Authorities Arrest Fugitive in Southern Montana

Search dogs tracked and eventually caught 36-year-old Shaunesy Cole.

By Molly Priddy

Authorities have located a fugitive who reportedly shot at law enforcement officers who were pursuing him after he fled a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in southern Montana.

Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton says a woman who lives in the Bozeman Pass area called 911 to report a man matching the description of 36-year-old Shaunesy Cole was at her door.

Hamilton says dispatchers told the woman to barricade herself. Cole apparently ran away.

Search dogs in the area tracked and chased him. Hamilton tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that one of the dogs caught up with Cole and bit him.

The incident started early Wednesday when officers tried to pull over a vehicle for suspected DUI. Law enforcement says the car initially pulled over but then took off onto a dirt road. That’s when authorities say Cole fired shots at officers and then took off on foot.

The search Wednesday lasted all day in the Quinn Creek area of Bozeman Pass.

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