Utah suspect remains at large in Sublette County

(Pinedale, Wyo – May 14, 2016- UPDATE 3:00pm ) The search continues for the Utah fugitive accused of kidnapping and assault in Sublette County this afternoon. Dereck James “DJ” Harrison (22), is wanted on charges stemming from an incident that took place earlier this week in Centerville, UT. His father, Flint Wayne Harrison (51), who was also a suspect in the case, turned himself in overnight to the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and began assisting investigators in locating his son. In a coordinated effort led by the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Incident Command, law enforcement officers from Sublette County, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Green River Police Department and the Rock Springs Police Department continued searching areas of interest in the Half Moon Lake area and surrounding forests. A helicopter from the Utah Division of Public Services was also on hand to assist with the search as efforts continued on the ground. As of 2:30pm , the Half Moon Lake campground had been evacuated by law enforcement and nearby homes and buildings were cleared. One camper stated that he had seen a man fitting the description running away from the campsite earlier this morning, and searches continued this afternoon. A search warrant was also served on the home of Flint, at an address in Pinedale. The home was clear and there was no sign that his son had been in the home. Dereck is believed to be armed with two knives, and is possibly carrying a .300 win mag rifle and a .22 Remington 10/22 with high capacity magazines. It is reported that he has limited camping gear and food supplies. He has made several direct threats to law enforcement, but there is no reason to believe that citizens are in immediate danger. The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office continues to block access to Fremont Lake Road and advises citizens to stay away from the area until further notice. Residents needing access to their homes in the area have been provided escorts, though it is on a case by case basis. The Sheriff’s Office also asks that residents of Pinedale continue staying in or at their homes and consider sheltering in place until the suspect is apprehended. *Feature Photo: Dereck James Harrison (22), right, is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. He is reported to be camping in the Half Moon Lake area. (Photo from Sublette County Sheriff's Office credit to KUTV News from Salt Lake City, UT)* #buckrail #news