Man Arrested For Attempting To Run Over Locust Grove Officer


Sunday, June 5th 2016, 8:03 pm
By: News On 6


The man who police say tried to run over a Locust Grove officer is now in custody.

Officers arrested 24-year-old Joseph Shelton on a number of charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

According to reports, the Criminal Interdiction Unit got several tip about the suspect. They said they found him in a residence in Salina, Oklahoma.

Officers said Shelton barricaded himself in the attic of a house for about 25 minutes before giving up.

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Police say it all started when Police Chief Bryan Hurry says Shelton was going 11 miles per hour over the speed limit. Officers tried to pull him over near 224 East Main Street, and a woman passenger jumped out of the vehicle, according to OSBI.

They said the driver went into someone’s yard. An officer said he thought Shelton was going to get out of the minivan, so the officer got out. That’s when Shelton tried to run over the officer, according to Hurry. Hurry said the officer fired several shots.

Officers say Shelton led police on a chase for about 30 minutes before crashing into a tree on Highway 82, just north of Locust Grove.

Police said that’s when Shelton ran into the woods.

OSBI said they also located the woman who jumped out of the vehicle. They said the woman was interviewed but has not been arrested.