Serial Car Chase Suspect Pleads Guilty In Creek County


Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 5:52 pm
By: News On 6


A man accused of leading authorities on three separate chases in February pleaded guilty to charges filed against him in Creek County. 

Chase number one involving Clark Gatwood, 32, happened on February 2, 2016. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said Gatwood stole a running pickup from the QuikTrip at 23rd and Southwest Boulevard.

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Tulsa Police and OHP chased him to a church parking lot on North Sheridan and eventually stopped him.

Exactly one week later, he was arrested again, this time in Tulsa. 

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Police said Gatwood stole another car left running then led officers on a high-speed chase from I-244 and Lewis to 30th and North Garrison.

That time they said they found a small amount of meth on him.

A judge increased his bond from $17,000 to $100,000, but the order didn't reach the Tulsa County Jail in time and Gatwood bonded out  that weekend.

On February 22, Gatwood stole another stolen car and another chase, this time in Creek County.

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Gatwood pleaded guilty to three of the six Creek County charges against him on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  The other three charges were dismissed. The judge gave him a suspended sentence of 15 years on drug possession, larceny of an automobile and endangering others while eluding police. The judge also ordered him into a drug program.

He now will face the charges against him in Tulsa County.