Molestation Suspect Wanted In Pittsburg Co. Arrested After Pursuit Through Tulsa

Tuesday, April 6th 2021, 9:11 pm
By: News On 6, Jordan Tidwell

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A man wanted in Pittsburg County for lewd molestation is in custody Tuesday, accused of leading Tulsa County deputies and U.S. Marshals on a chase from Sand Springs to Glenpool.

They said he rammed into two patrol vehicles as well.

Tulsa County sheriff's deputies were helping the U.S. Marshals serve an arrest warrant on Jeff Thomas. They said they tried to pull him over, but he took off and led them on a chase that eventually ended near 191st Street South and Highway 75.

"I think the top speeds were about 100, but that was brief, I believe a majority of it was about 80 miles per hour," said Sgt. Travis Jones with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies say during the chase Thomas rammed two law enforcement vehicles and drove as fast as 100mph. Deputies were eventually able to use stop sticks and take him into custody as he exited the vehicle.

"There were several attempts and he was successful at getting around a lot of those stop sticks, until the last set which caught his left front tire," said Sgt. Travis Jones with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. "He exited the vehicle, he wasn't very cooperative at first, after a moment of thinking I think he realized it was best to comply and he was taken into custody without incident."

The affidavit in the case said an eight-year-old girl accused Thomas of inappropriately touching her nearly every day for a year. 

Thomas was booked into the Tulsa County Jail for three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, running from police and the warrant from Pittsburg County. 

No deputies were injured during the chase.