Man wanted for attempted murder leads deputies on chase through Oroville


A man wanted for second-degree attempted murder led Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies on a wild car and foot chase through Oroville Saturday afternoon before eventually being arrested.

The sheriff’s office says 29-year-old Sean Dahlquist struck 22-year-old Bradley Keener with a propane tank, then cut his face with a knife at a residence on Juniper Road.

Dahlquist reportedly had gone to the home after being called by Keener’s girlfriend, who said she and Keener were having a disagreement.

After the altercation, Keener fled to a residence on Balmes Road where someone at that house called 911.

That started a search for Dahlquist, who was spotted driving on North Main Street in Oroville.

A chase through town ensued at speeds up to 70 miles per hour before Dahlquist jumped out of the moving vehicle on South Main Street.

A deputy gave chase on foot and caught Dahlquist after the suspect tripped while trying to enter an apartment.

He faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and eluding. He is currently being held in the Okanogan County Jail.

Keener, meanwhile, was treated for his injuries at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket.