Two arrested after high-speed chase, foot pursuit
Beverly Bryant - April 23, 2017 9:37 am
Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Kay County Deputy Dakota Jarvis attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the area of State Highway 177 and Seventh Street.
A white Chevy Tahoe, bearing a Ponca Nation Tribal tag, failed to stop after Jarvis activated his emergency lights and siren. Jarvis states that the vehicle swerved in both southbound lanes as it traveled south on U.S. 177 and that the Tahoe accelerated to a high rate of speed.
Jarvis stated that the Tahoe drove thru the center median in an attempt to change direction of travel, and at that time, he observed a female driver, later identified as Brittany Murray, and a male passenger, later identified as Charlie Waters.
Jarvis states that the Tahoe made a 360-degree turn and continued south on U.S. 177 before striking a power pole near the intersection of U.S. 177 and Riverview Road, where the driver and passenger both exited the vehicle as it slowly rolled away from the crash scene.
Both subjects fled on foot along a fence line and into the woods.
Jarvis stated that after repeated commands to stop, both subjects continued to flee into the woods.
Jarvis continued on foot after the driver and took Murray into custody.
He stated that Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tyler Langston assisted with the pursuit and apprehension of both subjects by taking the passenger into custody after a foot pursuit.
Charges include attempting to elude a police officer; resisting arrest, driving under suspension, defective brake lamp, and two felony warrants through Kay County.