LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Love county Sheriff Marty Grisham says a woman living on Morgan Road ran to a deputy serving papers on the street Monday night.
"And said there was a man in her house with a gun threatening to shoot her," Grisham said.
Grisham says that man was Shane Gray, 42, who was wanted for possessing stolen pickups and farm equipment as well as omitting to provide for a minor child.
Deputies had been searching for Gray for about a month.
"We had six or seven deputies out and they went and searched the residence and looked in the wooded area behind the house," Grisham said. "We used a drone to find it and didn't find anything."
Grisham says Gray was reported armed with a hand gun and took off on foot.
Officials blocked the road to Morgan while the search was going on - asking residents to stay inside and lock their doors.
Gray was not found until later that night when the woman said he texted threats to her, saying he would kill her if she didn't stay at the house.
"That give officers enough cause to ping the telephone and when they pinged the phone they found his phone pinging in Wilson," Grisham said.
Deputies and Wilson Police arrested Gray at that home.
"They done a good job, they investigated the crime, they got the proper paperwork needed for the arrest, the warrants and all that," Grisham said. "I am proud of what my deputies have done in this particular case."