Ardmore man arrested after high speed chase ends in Madill
Ardmore police arrested a man they said led them on a high-speed chase late Wednesday night.
Police said an officer was conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Broadway and Commerce just before midnight Wednesday when a man, later identified as 34-year-old Jesse Rogers, sped by.
The chase reached speeds up to 70 miles per hour in the east side of the city before getting onto State Highway 199, where speeds reached 120 miles per hour.
Officers said as the chase went through Dickson, the driver attempted to run a Dickson police officer off the road.
Police said the driver kept going until his car was disabled by spike strips in Madill. The driver escaped from the scene on foot.
Capt. Claude Henry said, several hours later, Rogers called 911 claiming he had been robbed and that someone stole his car to use in the chase. He said they interviewed Rogers and found he had lied about the incident.
“The story was not lining up," Henry said. "He stated he had been assaulted. However, he didn’t sustain any injuries that would be consistent with his story.”
Rogers was booked into the Carter County Jail on felony charges for assault with a dangerous weapon and attempting to elude. He faces one misdemeanor for reckless driving.
“We rely on other agencies just as they rely on us," Henry said. "The officers in this pursuit showed good poise. They continued the pursuit in a safe manner, clearing all the intersections and showing due regard to the public when the suspect didn’t.”
Henry said Rogers will make an initial appearance in court on Friday.