UPDATE: Jefferson County manhunt ends, suspect in custody

Man hunt under way between Boulder and Basin
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Posted at 8:07 PM, Jan 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-27 11:55:54-05

Update 2:55 a.m. - Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the suspect has been taken into custody and the shelter in place has been lifted.

Original Story - A manhunt is underway in the High Ore Road area between Boulder and Basin for a man wanted by the U.S. Marshals.

Jefferson County Sheriff Tom Grimsrud told MTN deputies attempted to pull over the man on a suspicious vehicle stop before the man led deputies on a short chase that ended in the mountains. Montana Highway Patrol says the man has warrants for alleged kidnapping and strangulation and there are reasons to believe the could be armed and dangerous.

The man left on foot south from Comet. They were last seen wearing a Carhartt jacket and black jeans.

A shelter in place is advised in the area of High Ore Road east to Depot Hill Road, and down to Interstate 15.

Law enforcement says anyone living in the area to lock their doors and call 911 if they see any suspicious activity.

Do not pick anyone up in that area; people should not call 911 asking for information.

This is a developing story that will be updated.