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High speed chase ends with fugitive arrested in Malheur County

The pickup involved in the high-speed chase Feb. 5 ended up in a snow bank near Harper, in Malheur County. (OSP photo)

The Enterprise

HARPER – An Idaho man wanted on a homicide warrant led police on a high-speed chase across snowy Harney and Malheur counties Saturday night before spike strips ended the wild ride west of Harper.

John David Wurdemann of Twin Falls and his passenger were arrested and lodged in the Malheur County jail, according to Oregon State Police.

Wurdemann, 46, faces charges of felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, two nationwide felony warrants – one from Twin Falls for unlawful possession of a firearm and the second one for homicide from Canyon . . .