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MILTON-FREEWATER — Police recovered a stolen truck and arrested a suspect Thursday afternoon, after following the vehicle from Walla Walla to Milton-Freewater.

Cody S. O’Grady, 29, was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, after he and a woman were found walking away from the truck on Crockett Road, Umatilla County sheriff’s Lt. Sterrin Holcomb said. Authorities found a handgun in his back pocket, he said, and additional charges may be filed.

At 3:27 p.m., police agencies were asked to be on the lookout for a stolen 2008 Dodge Ram, Walla Walla police Sgt. Eric Knudson said, taken from the 400 block of North Seventh Avenue.

A detective spotted the truck at 5 p.m., he said, and alerted Umatilla County sheriff’s deputies as he followed it on Highway 11. The vehicle stopped at the Taj Food Mart in Milton-Freewater, he said, and deputies arrested the Milton-Freewater man.

The investigation continues.

Emily Thornton can be reached at emilythornton@wwub.com or 509-526-8325.

Emily Thornton covers courts and emergency services, as well as other various stories. She has been in the newspaper industry off and on since roughly 1999 and lived primarily on the West Coast, but also Florida and Europe.

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