Authorities Search for Stolen Vehicle Suspect Near Sweetwater

April 5, 2021

By News Director Jared Atha

A Beckham County deputy pursued a stolen vehicle early Monday morning after it was located by G.P.S north of Erick.

Now the suspect is believed to have stolen a second vehicle from the Sweetwater area.

According to the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit ended when the stolen pickup crashed at Sweetwater.

Authorities say that’s when the man fled on foot. Authorities with the Beckham County and Roger Mills County Sheriff’s Departments began searching the area. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol are assisting in the search as well.

Later in the morning, reports of a missing 2013 red Ford F-150 were made to the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office, and it is suspected that the suspect may be responsible for its disappearance.

The Sheriff’s Office says the suspect in the incident is believed to be 30-year-old Kasey Patrick Scott who has a history of assault and weapons charges. Officials say residents in the Sweetwater area should stay alert and do not approach any suspicious or unknown person, but report them immediately by calling the Sheriff’s Office at 580-928-2121.

Beckham County Sheriff Derek Manning said Scott was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, jeans, and a dark ball cap. The missing truck is said to have an American flag and praying hands on the front bumper.

Officials ask that if anyone has any tips or information to not post that information on their Facebook page, but to call the Sheriff’s Office.