Man accused of stealing sheriff's vehicle pleads not guilty

DURANT, OK-- A man accused of stealing a Bryan County Sheriff's vehicle and leading authorities on a high speed chase has pleaded, "not guilty."

Spencer Cavender allegedly stole the patrol vehicle in December of last year, after being accused in several burglaries in Bryan County.

Authorities say Cavender nearly ran over a deputy while escaping at high speeds.

He was shot multiple times before he crashed and was taken to the hospital.

Cavender's preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 8th.