Hour-Long Tulsa Chase Ends When Suspect Runs Out Of Gas

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 7:21 am
By: News On 6

Police arrested a man after a long chase overnight when his car ran out of gas.

Officers said police stopped a car driven by Daeon Stoddard, 29, near 31st and Garnett at about midnight.  Police said he lied about his identity then drove off.  

At one point during the chase, Stoddard tried to hit a patrol car head-on near 31st and Sheridan, but that officer was able to avoid the collision, according to police.

Police put out spike strips at several intersections during the chase, eventually deflating all four tires.  They said Stoddard kept driving and the chase lasted another hour but at speeds of only about 20 miles per hour.

The chase finally ended in the 2000 block of North Harvard when the car ran out of gas, police said. 

Police booked Deaon Stoddard into the Tulsa County jail on complaints including assault with a deadly weapon, eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle and false impersonation. Police said Stoddard had ten additional felony warrants outstanding. Police said the car he was driving had been stolen. 

Jail records show Stoddard has a court appearance set for October 5th.