Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Through 2 Counties, Sheriff Says

Tuesday, June 9th 2020, 8:42 am
By: Shannon Rousseau

A Mississippi man spent the weekend in the Osage County Jail after police said he led them on a motorcycle chase that reached speeds of 160 miles per hour.

The chase lasted about 45 minutes and spanned through Pawnee and Osage counties.

When police finally arrested Christopher Confer, 33, they said they found 2.2 pounds of meth in his backpack.

Police said the chase started at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Cleveland, Oklahoma.

According to the Osage County Sheriff's Facebook page, Confer sped through a construction zone on his motorcycle and reached speeds of 160 miles per hour.

Cleveland Police stopped following him once they got to Hominy.

About 30 minutes later, a deputy spotted Confer just north of Fairfax on State Highway 18 going about 120 miles per hour.

The deputy claimed to have lost sight of Confer, but a park ranger with the Army Corps of Engineers saw him at US Highway 60 and Lake Road.

The park ranger claimed Confer was enticing him to start a chase by popping a wheelie and speeding away.

Confer was eventually stopped and arrested around 8:15 p.m.

He was booked into the Osage County jail on three offenses: reckless driving, endangering others, and trafficking more than 200 grams of methamphetamine.

Jail records show he bonded out Monday afternoon.