2 Arrested After High-Speed Sequoyah County Chase

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 8:49 am
By: News On 6

Two men are in the Sequoyah County jail accused of leading deputies on a high-speed chase early Wednesday.

Authorities told KFSM, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith, Arkansas, they arrested Curtis Godwin and the passenger, James Syrock.

Deputies say both men had drug warrants out of Arkansas and are now facing more charges in Oklahoma.

The sheriff's office says the chase began when a deputy tried to stop a BMW for driving 10 miles over the speed limit in a rural area of Roland.  Instead of stopping, the deputy say the driver took off, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Deputies say one point the driver tried to ram the BMW into into the deputy's patrol car. 

The sheriff's office says the chase headed east on I-40 and the deputy lost sight of the BMW.  They say a Muldrow officer in the middle of a different traffic stop, saw the BMW speed by him. That officer heard the car's description over the police radio, so he picked up the chase.

The pursuit went into the the town of Sallisaw, where officers used spike strips to bring the chase to a stop.

During the chase, the Muldrow officer says he saw the men throw something out of the BMW.  Deputies went back to the area and found a bag of what appeared to be meth.