Darwyn Sellars, 27, was one of three men who led 100 Mile House RCMP, a tracking dog and helicopter pilot on a chase through the bush on June 13, 2014, hid overnight and avoided capture until late the next morning.
At 11:11 a.m. on June 13, 2014, 100 Mile House RCMP received information from Kamloops RCMP regarding a stolen 1999 Mercury Sable that may be headed north to this area.
A further update was received stating this stolen vehicle had been linked to a theft at the Clinton liquor store.
The suspect vehicle went by police at a high rate of speed near the Highway 24 intersection with Highway 97 and the car was later located parked in the driveway of residence on Elefson Road, just south of Highway 24.
A search for the suspects was initiated by a police dog handler out of Williams Lake, but it was called off later in the afternoon when the tracks from the residence were lost after they led back to Highway 97. A police helicopter was also brought in for aerial surveillance, but the suspects were not spotted.
The next morning (June 14), police recognized the suspects from a description of their clothing caught on the liquor store cameras, and two of them fled into the bush.
Officers arrested one of the suspects behind the Greyhound bus depot in 100 Mile House, and it’s alleged he had two sawed-off weapons and ammunition in his possession.
Police Dog Services along with a police helicopter were brought back in to assist in the search for the other missing suspects.
Shortly thereafter, Chris Higgins, who entered guilty pleas in Williams Lake provincial court on Dec. 12, and Sellars were taken into custody without incident at the ball diamonds during a slo-pitch tourney in 100 Mile House.
Sellars entered guilty pleas to possession of a prohibited firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.
He was sentenced to 321 days in jail in Williams Lake provincial court on Dec. 11.
Upon his release, he will be on probation for one year, have a two-year driving prohibition and a 10-year firearms prohibition.