One arrested in high speed chase through Ardmore

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - Ardmore police say the incident that led to a nearly half hour long pursuit started at a house on 7th St. NW when police were dispatched to an attempted burglary.

Assistant Police Chief Kevin Norris says when officers got to the house, 26-year-old Joshriquez Walker was gone.

A woman, who knew of Walker, was home during the attempted break in and told police she saw him get away in a black Tahoe.

"Officers located the vehicle in the area and tried to initiate a traffic stop and the vehicle did not stop," Norris said.

The pursuit began - speeding through neighborhoods and then taking off south on I 35, reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

Manoah Gaddis says he was outside his home when he saw police cars speeding past.

"When people get chased by cops you know their going to do stupid stuff," Gaddis said. "It's going to scare everybody."

Norris says they used spike strips to stop the Tahoe a couple miles from the Texas border.

When his SUV landed in a ditch, Walker got out and tried to take off on foot.

"it appears as if he got hung up in a fence and one of the deputies or officers down south were able to taze him which he fell to the ground and they were able to take him into custody," Norris said.

Norris says Walker was found with an unloaded AK 47 on him and ammo and magazines in the car.

"You don't know if they are going to load it at a stop sign or something," Gaddis said. "That could have been extremely dangerous as a potential drive by."

Walker was booked in on several charges including attempted first degree burglary and endangering others while eluding officers.



 
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