Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley was amazed at how the eventual manhunt started. "Just because he's going to get a speeding ticket or maybe another ticket for driving under suspension this is not very good to turn it around like this."
The sheriff said Easter ran from police, ran a roadblock, and shot with the intent to kill. "He fired at the troopers and the deputy. Of course at that time it goes up a whole big notch because now you're thinking about somebody's life, our lives, his life, and it becomes a dangerous situation at that time."
Authorities from four departments surrounded the area and started to close in. Sheriff Stradley says he got a tip and found Easter at a home in Cache--soaking wet. "And I asked him was he cold. And he shook his head yeah and I said so am I and that was pretty much the conversation."
The chase and manhunt come almost exactly a year after he led authorities on a very similar chase--finally giving up just west of Frederick. "I've dealt with him before and there's been several people who have dealt with him. I did know him. As soon as we found out who the vehicle belonged to, I knew who it was."
Easter hasn't faced much punishment for his prior offenses other than fines and a short stay in jail. This time, with these charges, it could be a whole lot different. "It's a shame at anytime, but being 19 you've got your whole life ahead of you and you make some wrong choices."
Friday night's pursuit and and search lasted about 5 hours. Dillon Easter's now being held at the Comanche County Detention Center.
Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged...
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