Man sought in E. Oregon manhunt arrested

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Posted: Oct 08, 2014 11:20 PM

SENECA, Ore. (AP) — An eastern Oregon sheriff says his officers have arrested a man who had been the subject of a manhunt that disrupted the tiny town of Seneca.

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer confirmed Wednesday evening that Shane Sanders had been taken into custody. The sheriff said the 41-year-old Sanders would be booked into the county jail for investigation of offenses including menacing and unlawful use of a weapon.

Earlier in the day, U.S. Highway 395 was closed on both sides of the town of 200 people, and the post office and school were closed while officers searched for the man. Area roads were reopened Wednesday afternoon.

Undersheriff Todd McKinley said earlier that deputies were looking for a man seen fleeing in the early morning darkness after shots were fired during a domestic disturbance at a cabin in town. Authorities did not believe he posed any threat to the public.

Oregon State Police assisted in the search.