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.