Glenpool Man Arrested After Leading Police On Chase From Tulsa To Nowata

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 11:00 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa police were led on a chase from Tulsa to Nowata after they began pursuing the driver of a stolen vehicle on Sunday night.

Ex-convict Cody Mathews, 25, of Glenpool, was arrested. He also had a warrant for his arrest in Payne County for bringing in contraband to a penal institution, records show.

7/16/2013: Related Story: Police: Glenpool Man Arrested For Holding Woman, Child Hostage

According to TPD Cpl. Greg Smith, Mathews drove northbound in southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 169 for a portion of the pursuit.

The TPD helicopter assisted in the chase.

A 19-year-old woman was in the vehicle with Mathews, Smith said.

Smith said the pursuit began when the TPD officer who took the initial stolen vehicle report saw the vehicle and started following it.

Mathews pleaded guilty in 2013 to holding a woman and child hostage inside a home, then engaging police in a standoff.