2 arrested in Durant high speed chase

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DURANT, OK - A man and woman on a stolen motorcycle led police on a high speed chase through Durant last night.

Police say they tried to pull over 23-year-old Cody Hughes around 5:30 p.m. at North 1st and West Main, but he took off, leading officer on a pursuit down North 1st Avenue that reached speeds of 130 miles per hour. Hughes tried to drive through a field at Highway 48 and Highway 78. That's where police caught up with him.

Both Hughes and his passenger, 21-year-old Tara Payne, were taken to MCSO for minor injuries before they were booked into the Bryan County Jail.


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  • by Adam Location: Arkansas on May 14, 2012 at 08:45 AM
    More of Durant's finest...
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      by .............. on May 14, 2012 at 09:54 AM in reply to Adam
      Hey Adam, you should do a little reading before you make stupid comments such as the one you listed.. Looks like the male was from Princeton, Texas.
  • by Steven on May 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM
    You know normally I completely support the police. This is one time I have to question their judgement. Why would they pursue a person on a stolen motorcycle at speeds of 130 mph that has a passenger? If I were the owner of the mototcycle I would want it returned but not at the cost of a human life. Now I know no one was killed but obviously the person on the motorcycle but at those speeds it would have only taken the driver to lose focus for just a second for there have been a lose of life.
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      by The Explanation on May 13, 2012 at 06:55 AM in reply to Steven
      Steven, let me explain since you do not understand. There was a man in the act of committing a felony (actually, multiple felonies). I am glad no one was seriously injured or killed. However, had there been, it would have been entirely the fault of the criminal committing the felony - not the police trying to stop the criminal. Does that clear it up? Somehow, I am thinking you might be the first one squealing "where the #$ll was the police" had these criminals ran over one of your kids or relatives or had it been your bike or car that they stole. Am I right?
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        by TOTALLY AGREE on May 13, 2012 at 01:54 PM in reply to The Explanation
        The Explanation, I couldn't agree more. I am so sick and tired of reading the negative comments posted about law enforcement officials doing their job! So, my question to the general public is this: What are the quidelines to when police officers should enforce the law? Should we allow criminals to run free? Should we allow criminals to write the laws so we don't step on anyones toes? Should law enforcement not pursue people that attempt to elude them? The officer that attempted to stop this moron had no clue he was going to run, he had no clue who was on that motorcycle. For all he knew, that guy had just robbed or murdered someone. Yes, I agree that speeds of 130 MPH are dangerous, however, law enforcement are specially trained to operate vehicles at high rates of speed. If this guy was willing to steal a motorcycle and run from the police, what is going to stop him from exceeding the speed limit even when not being chased? I am so sick of the Liberal jacka**es that get on here and post negative comments about our law enforcement officers. Each and every one of them have a dangerous job that does not pay near enough. A police officer goes to work every day, knowing in the back of his or her mind that they may not go home to their family and kids. They do this not for the money, but to uphold the law and protect the same ignorant people that get on here and bit*h about everything they do. Every one of you that complain about the police and "their judgement" would be the first ones bit*hing if they had stood back and let this guy steal from you or hit and kill one of your family members. So, shut up and let the police do their jobs.
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          by Marshall Dillon on May 15, 2012 at 01:22 AM in reply to TOTALLY AGREE
          waaaaaa ...... waaaaaaa ..... waaaaaaaa you smalltown wanna be coplices kill me, go Barney get out your bullet and get'em
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        by Marshall Dillon on May 15, 2012 at 01:21 AM in reply to The Explanation
        Hey T E you sound like a POlice ..... get a real job and stop chasing motorcycles, leave that to Fido ....
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        by Carol on May 25, 2012 at 03:22 PM in reply to The Explanation
        first off....you are the stupid one...any person that is in support of the police chasing at 130 mph a person on a motorcycle is STUPID....not only one second that driver is unfocused could cause someone else to bew hurt it happens just as often with the POLICE doing the chasing at that speed...it isn't worth the risk of MY life or any one elses for the police to make that arrest when if the police do their job they would find them anyway.....at least TX has a little more sense in their laws and calls off a pursuit at those speeds...STUPIDITY kills as often as a person committing a crime
  • by Tony Location: Texoma on May 11, 2012 at 05:51 PM
    What a perfect example of a perfect pair loosers. No thought what so ever about the danger they expose themselves and others to. 130 miles per hour on small city streets with schools, churches, businesses and innocent bystanders everywhere - How dare you, I hope they get what they deserve.
  • by Anonymous on May 11, 2012 at 04:41 PM
    What an idiot! And the poor girl, look what it did to her face!
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