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MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER FORTY MILE CHASE & STANDOFF

A four-mile stretch of Highway 97 was closed for several hours Monday night as law enforcement worked to end an armed standoff that began as a lengthy vehicle pursuit that started in Brewster. Chelan County Sheriff's Sergeant Rob Huddleston explains:



The pursuit ended a few miles north of Orondo, where 37-year-old Kamil Jelonek armed himself with a knife and barricaded himself in his vehicle. Douglas County chief Criminal Deputy Steve Groseclose said it took more than two hours to subdue Jelonek; the East cascade SWAT team used a forty-millimeter launcher to knock the knife from Jelonek's hand, and shortly thereafter, Jelonek was taken into custody.


Jelonek is now in the Okanogan County jail on a number of charges, including attempted eluding, resisting arrest, DUI, and malicious mischief.

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