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Chase by Canadian County deputies nets man wanted in Cleveland County

AGUILAR, RIGOBERTO DOB-  CANADIAN CO CHASE SUSPECT (Canadian County Sheriff's Office) 12-01-17.jpg
Rigoberto Aguilar was taken into custody by Canadian County Sheriff's deputies after a short chase on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (Canadian County Sheriff's Office){ }

A man wanted in Cleveland County is now in custody after leading Canadian County Sheriff's deputies on a chase.

According to the Canadian County sheriff, the chase started when a deputy pulled over a car driven by Rigoberto Aguilar on Highway 4 for a routine traffic stop. The deputy ran Aguilar's driver's license information and found out he was wanted in Cleveland County. Aguilar allegedly took off leading the deputy south on Highway 4 and past Highway 37.

The chase only lasted about five minutes and ended in a crash near Tuttle. At one point during the chase the suspect tried to hit a deputy's car head on.

At the end of the chase Aguilar was taken into custody and a search of Aguilar's car was made. They found a backpack next to the driver's seat with a loaded gun, several different types of narcotics and items used to bag and sell drugs, according to the Canadian County Sheriff's Office..

The sheriff's office says the deputies did exactly what they were trained to do.

"With a firearm in hands reach of the suspect," said Major John Bridges with the Canadian County Sheriff's Office, "it could have been a completely different situation. But the deputies were able to maintain complete control of the situation."

Formal charges against Aguilar are expected to be filed soon.

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