Suspect leads Okanogan deputies on a long, and often slow chase


CARLTON — It was a slow-speed chase through parts of Okanogan County on Sunday, when a sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a vehicle in Omak, but then had to follow it all the way to the town of Methow. The driver, identified by police as Aaron Dick of Okanogan, at first sped away but then slowed down while fleeing on Highway 97, over Loup Loup Pass, and south through the Methow Valley, where he ran over a spike strip near Twisp. But Sheriff Tony Hawley says the driver continued for about six miles will all four tires flat, before stopping on the shoulder. The 31-year-old suspect faces charges of eluding police, drug possession, reckless driving, endangerment, and driving on a suspended license.