Authorities searching for suspect who shot a deputy find portable meth lab

Friday, September 8th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Nowata-AP) -- Authorities in Nowata County are calling off a search for a man who allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy.

Deputy Sergeant Billy Scott returned to work yesterday after being shot in a gunfight with Billy Guthrie and his uncle, Steve Hindman.

Hindman escaped, but Guthrie was shot in the head and remains in a Tulsa hospital. Hospital officials aren't releasing any information about his condition.

Sheriff Jim Hallett says the department has a warrant out for Hindman. The sheriff says Hindman will be picked up.

Hallett says the man is considered armed and dangerous. Any one in the area who spots Hindman should call authorities.

Authorities found a portable methamphetamine lab while they were searching for Hindman.

Twenty-four-year-old Jason Malone and 18-year-old Jennifer Robertson were arrested and will face drug charges.

Their vehicle contained the chemicals for making meth as well as the finished product.