PRINEVILLE, OR -- Two Prineville residents face charges following a Crook County pursuit that ended with a Sergeant drawing his weapon. The Crook County Sheriff's Sergeant tried to pull over a car late Sunday night for failing to stop at a stop sign at NW Gerke and Madras Highway. The car sped north on Madras Highway, then east on Ryegrass Road before spinning out of control.
The driver - later identified as 26-year-old Shelly Wickman - tried to get around the Sheriff's Office vehicle by driving in a ditch but was stopped by a fence. The sergeant blocked her in with his car. As he approached the suspect vehicle, Wickman allegedly put her car in reverse and struck the patrol car. She eventually complied with orders to shut off the engine, and he held Wickman and her 22-year-old passenger at gunpoint until backup arrived.
Wickman is charged with Attempt to Elude and Reckless Driving. Her passenger, Danjero Shetler, was arrested on a parole and probation detainer.