Man arrested after pursuit

Ponca City Now - March 2, 2015 1:54 pm

By Beverly Bryant/News Director

The Kay County Sheriff’s office arrested John Wayne Warrior, 31, early Sunday afternoon after a high-speed chase through Ponca City punctuated by stop sticks and the use of a taser.

Undersheriff Steve Kelley said Monday that a deputy recognized Warrior from previous encounters and knew he had outstanding warrants. He attempted to stop Warrior, who chose instead to attempt to flee.

Kelley said two roadblocks were set up to try to stop Warrior. One was at Union Street and Grand Avenue at 1:30 p.m. and the other was at Osage Street and South Avenue a few minutes later.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Ponca City Police Department assisted in trying to stop Warrior’s vehicle. The highway patrol used stop sticks at Pine Street and South Avenue; Warrior continued driving with a destroyed tire to southbound U.S. Highway 177 and Oakland Road.

Kelley said deputies used a taser to stop Warrior. They found syringes in Warrior’s car as well as methamphetamine on his person and in the car.

Warrior was charged with felony eluding an officer after a former conviction; possession of a controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine, with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He also had outstanding felony warrants, Kelley said. Warrior is being held at the Kay County Detention Center and is expected to have his initial appearance in Kay County District Court on Tuesday.

Editor’s Note: Several readers noted the age first listed for Warrior was incorrect. He is 31.


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