KHP Chopper Joins Search For Jefferson Co. Suspect

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(WIBW) - Jefferson County authorities are on the look out for a man who reportedly tried to steal not one but two vehicles Monday evening.

Sheriff Jeff Herrig says deputies and fire crews were called to a home south of Oskaloosa where residents said a man tried to steal one vehicle and got stuck in the mud at the bottom of the driveway, then tried to steal a second vehicle, which somehow caught fire.

The Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter was called to assist in searching for the suspect, who the residents said might have been armed.

Herrig says no one was found.