Police Arrest Ex-Con Who Ran From Officers After Tulsa Chase

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 7:41 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police arrested a 44-year-old ex-con who ran from officers after a traffic stop early Saturday.

Officers said just after 2 a.m. they stopped an SUV at 11th and Garnett for a traffic violation, but the driver sped off leading to a short pursuit.  

The chase ended in the 10900 block of East 17th Street when officers said driver, identified as Quinn Johnson of Tulsa got out of the SUV and ran.

Police said during the foot chase, Johnson tossed a handgun away.  Officers used the department's helicopter to locate Johnson hiding behind a nearby fence. They also recovered the gun.

EMSA paramedics treated Johnson for some cuts on his hands due to him climbing over a chain link fence.

Police booked Quinn Johnson into the Tulsa County jail on complaints including eluding, resisting arrest, drug and firearm possession and not having a driver's license.

According to jail records, Johnson has a court appearance set for March 11. 

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Quinn Johnson was released from prison on a Tulsa County drug conviction in September 2015.