The Chadron Police Department received a tip around 8:45 Thursday morning that a wanted felon was currently at a house located at 502 Niobrara Street in Chadron.
35-year-old Charles R. Canaday Jr. was wanted on an active felony warrant for absconding from Nebraska Parole Supervision in July 2016. Chadron officers arrived at the house and had contact with Canaday as he was backing out of a driveway at this residence.
Officers gave commands for Canaday to stop the vehicle several times, but Canaday refused and continue to back up across the street. A Chadron officer opened the driver’s door of the truck and attempted to get Canaday to stop. A second officer, attempted to make contact at with a female passenger. Canaday, while attempting to flee in a black Dodge pickup, nearly ran over the officer near the passenger door of the Dodge pickup.
Chadron Police pursued Canaday East out of Chadron on Beaver Valley Road, onto McHenry Road, which turns into Slim Buttes Road. Canaday continued to flee north onto the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Law enforcement officers from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Department of Public Safety, located Canaday’s vehicle and he was apprehended without incident. He was not injured. The passenger was identified as 22-year-old Kaylaleigh C. Folkers. Folkers was not injured and released from the scene in Pine Ridge.
Canaday was transported by the Oglala County Sheriff’s Department to the Fall River County Jail where he is being held on the parole warrant, without bond, awaiting extradition to Nebraska.
“Once Canaday is extradited back to Nebraska he will be arrested for an attempted assault on a police officer, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and operating a vehicle to avoid arrest,” says Chief Tim Lordino . “Today just emphasizes the risks public safety officers face every day. We were very lucky that one of our officers didn’t get seriously injured when Canaday fled.”
The Chadron Police Department was assisted by the Nebraska State Patrol, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Highway Patrol, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department and the Chadron Fire Department.