Man Accused Of Shooting At Deputy Held At Gunpoint By Homeowner Until Police Arrived

Tuesday, November 10th 2020, 9:49 pm


A man is in jail accused of shooting at sheriff's deputies during a chase on Monday.

A homeowner then found the man in his yard Tuesday morning and held him at gunpoint until help could get there. 

The Okmulgee Sherriff's Office said they were searching for Dustin Marris until 3 a.m. Tuesday before calling off the search.

"Led them on a, I'd say about 6, 7-mile pursuit, and toward the end of that pursuit the driver of the vehicle fired an unknown amount of rounds at the deputy," Sgt. Aaron Swayze said. 

Around 7 a.m. police said they got a call from Chris McKinney who said the suspect was in his front yard. 

"I heard my oldest son come in there and say ‘Daddy, Daddy, somebody is at the door,’" McKinney said. 

Mckinney said he knew deputies had been searching for someone, so he immediately grabbed his shotgun. He said when he went outside, he saw Marris trying to get into his brother’s car in the next driveway.

"I just knew what I had to do, I wasn’t going to let anything happen to my kids, so I just grabbed a shotgun,” McKinney said. “They had said he was armed and dangerous.” 

McKinney said Marris asked for a ride to town and said he didn’t do anything wrong, but McKinney held him at gunpoint in his yard until deputies arrived. 

"I told him it didn’t matter, I said that they were chasing, looking for him and they were coming to get him, I told him he could get a ride to the police station," McKinney said.

The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office said it’s best not to take matters into your own hands, but McKinney said he’d do it all over again to protect his family.