A 17-year-old teenager led authorities on a multi-county chase early Thursday morning after he stole a 2010 Dodge Ram in the Poteau area.
At approximately 3:15 AM, Leflore County Sheriff’s Office began pursuing the stolen vehicle and around 3:40 a.m., Haskell County Sheriff Tim Turner and Deputy Misty Johnson joined the pursuit, which went through Stigler at over 100 MPH, never slowing down.
Johnson first attempt to terminate the pursuit at State Highway 9 and State Highway 26 and Turner attempted again near the Whitefield area before the driver attempted to strike Turner. The pursuit continued to Eufaula, were the vehicle was lost as it entered the city.
At about 7 a.m. the Eufaula Police Department located the vehicle after reports of two attempted vehicle thefts. After locating the vehicle, a pursuit was initiated again through Eufaula, Checotah, Warner, Porum and then south through Whitefield and Kinta where the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was able to utilize a tactical vehicle intervention, causing the vehicle to crash into a field. After a short foot pursuit, the juvenile was captured.
This incident involved Leflore, Haskell, and Mcintosh County Sheriff Office, along with the Eufaula, Checotah, Stigler, Quinton and Spiro Police Departments, the Creek Nation Lighthorse and Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
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