Man arrested in field after high-speed pursuit

Ponca City Now - February 11, 2015 11:03 am

Kay County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jeremy Grimsley after a pursuit topping 100 mph Tuesday evening, Undersheriff Steve Kelley said this morning.

Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle at Waverly Street and Cherry Avenue about 7:30 p.m., Kelley said. Sgt. Corbi Wathor recognized the driver as Grimsley and knew Grimsley had a suspended Oklahoma driver’s license. Grimsley was driving a 2002 Infinity 4 door.

Grimsley pulled over, then accelerated eastbound when Wathor started to exit his vehicle. Grimsley then turned northbound onto Washington and westbound on Ponca Avenue, running the stop sign, Kelley said. He then ran the stop sign at Waverly and accelerated northbound.

He failed to stop for a road block set up at Waverly Street and Broadway Avenue by Ponca City Police. Grimsely then went westbound on Highland Avenue, pursued by deputies at speeds of more than 100 mph, Kelley said.

The pursuit lasted for about six and a half miles before Grimsley blacked out his lights and bailed out of the car on foot. Kelley said he ran southbound through a field and was observed by Deputy Sheriff Shannon Wathor, who was able to apprehend him.

Kelley said Grimsley was in possession of about two ounces of crystal methamphetamine when he was taken into custody. He was taken to the Kay County Detention Center and charged with trafficking a controlled dangerous substance after a former conviction; felony eluding an officer; failure to stop for a roadblock, and driving with a suspended license.

Kelley said Grimsley had been under surveillance as part of a drug investigation and had come to Ponca City from Enid.


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