Tulsa Police: 3 In Custody After Multi-City Chase Ends
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police is investigating what led to a chase with speeds reaching nearly 100 miles per hour and went through multiple cities.
The chase started in Tulsa, and it ended in Owasso.
Officers say this chase went on for nearly 20 miles, and they had to use a police helicopter to keep track of the suspects.
Officers say they were patrolling the Stonecrest apartments at 41st and 129th East Avenue when they saw an SUV driving with blacked-out windows with its headlights off. They say they tried to stop it, but it took off.
They say after chasing the vehicle in east Tulsa, the pursuit headed north on 169 toward Owasso and hit speeds of up to 95 miles per hour.
"We don't know if they were going to commit some burglaries or maybe a robbery. We are not sure. But as I said as soon as officers approached they quickly took off and led us on a 20-mile pursuit," said Corporal Rusty Brown, Tulsa Police.
Officers say they backed off, and the helicopter took over to keep track of the car.
"It is a wonderful asset," Brown said. "The helicopter with all of the cameras and sensors they have they are able to track a vehicle. They were able to tell us in detail exactly where they were at all times."
Police say they were able to use stop sticks to stop the car. They say the three people car ran off but were arrested shortly after.
There were two adults and one juvenile in the car.
"Thankfully at that time of night there were hardly any cars on the highway," said Corporal Rusty Brown, Tulsa Police. "For most of the pursuit there was almost no traffic at all so it was very fortunate."
Dacario Stancle and Kryan Taylor bonded out of the Tulsa County Jail a few hours after their arrest. Records show both men have municipal warrants for their arrest.