Texas man leads officers on car chase through four Oklahoma counties Saturday morning

MADILL, Okla. (KXII) - A Texas man is in custody in Love County after police said he led them on a car chase through several Texoma counties this weekend.

Madill police said what started as a traffic stop at North 1st Street and Donehoo in Madill turned into a high speed chase through Marshall, Johnston, Carter and Love counties.

"It was a very dangerous pursuit," Donny Raley with Madill police said. "A lot of citizens' lives were put in danger."

Raley said around 9:15 Saturday morning, they got a call saying a man in a gold Honda Civic had stolen about 1500 rounds of .223 ammunition from the Atwoods store in Madill.

Officers found the car and tried to pull it over, but the driver sped off.

The Madill officers followed the suspect through Mannsville, Dickson and on busy city streets in Ardmore, reaching 128 miles an hour at one point.

"We didn't know what kind of guns he had in the vehicle and what his intent was but we knew we wanted to curtail whatever he had in mind to make sure the public wasn't in danger," Raley said.

Officers deployed spike strips on a stretch of road between Lake Murray and I-35 but the driver avoided them and continued back into Ardmore on northbound I-35.

Dash camera footage shows the moment the car ran over spike strips put out by a Love County sheriff's deputy, once the chase made it back to I-35.

The chase ended about a mile or two south of the spike strips.

50-year-old Michael Moody of Dallas was arrested for eluding, larceny and other charges.

"It was just a huge cooperative effort between a lot of agencies to get this dangerous guy off the road," Raley said.

The cans of ammunition, worth about $700, were returned and no guns were found in the car.

Police said Moody was taken to the hospital for a medical condition unrelated to the chase and arrest.

Moody is still in the hospital and police said they plan to extradite him back to Marshall County once he is released.