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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Burglary foiled: Two suspects arrested, one after short manhunt, near Pink

  • Pottawatomie County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Thursday — one following a short manhunt — after responding to a burglary-in-progress-call near Pink.
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  • Pottawatomie County sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects Thursday — one following a short manhunt — after responding to a burglary-in-progress-call near Pink.
    Undersheriff Travis Palmer said deputies responded to a residence near SH 59B and the Fishmarket Road area, when a man reported seeing two suspicious suspects in a neighbor's barn.
    He also reported a pickup at a gate with property inside it, including a large piece of pipe he recognized as being taken from his own property, Palmer said.
    When deputies arrived, they apprehended one suspect walking toward the pickup and then a short manhunt ensued for the second suspect who allegedly fled on foot from the barn, Palmer said.
    Deputy Scott Hawkins identified the arrested suspects as Raymond Yandell, 61, and Thomas Hanks, 21. Formal charges have not been filed.
    Yandell was arrested at the scene, while Hanks was located about one-half mile west of the area, where he was hiding in a ditch, Palmer said.
    The suspects were allegedly in the process of taking items such as wiring and pipe from the barn, Palmer said.
    Both suspects were transported to the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, where they were jailed on compalints of grand larceny and second-degree burglary. Bonds hadn't yet been set for the two suspects Thursday night.
    Several deputies worked the scene near Pink and two Absentee Shawnee tribal officers also assisted.
    Watch for updates.
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