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The occupants of a vehicle stopped by police for traveling the wrong way on the one-way section of Beard Street were arrested Tuesday after fleeing from a vehicle, where police found methamphetamine and a revolver.
The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon in downtown Shawnee.
Police Chief Russell Frantz said Sgt. Heath Streater observed a vehicle going the wrong way on Beard Street and eventually made a traffic stop at 10th and Beard Streets.
The chief said the driver took off running from that stop but was nabbed a short distance away by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Kyle Winrow, who was in the area.
As Streater tried to get to the passenger, that suspect also “bolted,” the chief said, so a foot chase began. During that ordeal, that suspect tried to jump a fence, resulting in Streater getting kicked in the face as he gave chase, Frantz said.
Both suspects were apprehended and detained as police found a .22-calbier revolver and a large bag of methamphetamine in the vehicle, the chief said, along with other smaller bags and packaging for distribution.
The two suspects from the vehicle were identified as Cody Daniel Harjo, 23, and William Ray Larney Jr., 28.
Formal charges have not been filed, but both were being held in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center without bond Tuesday night.

Both were being held on complaints of possession of controlled substance and obstruction, while Harjo also was held on a complaint of possession of stolen property, jail records show. Both should make an initial bond appearance before a judge today.

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