Police say Tulsa man rammed vehicle, pointed gun at passengers
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Saturday, December 01, 2012
A Tulsa man was taken into custody Saturday after allegedly hitting a vehicle in a stolen pickup and pointing a gun at the occupants.
John Paul Willhite, 23, was arrested on complaints of pointing a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen vehicle, marijuana possession and stolen property complaints, jail records show.
Police were called to the 1600 block of West 51st Street in response to a report that a hit-and-run had occurred about 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to a police report.
At the scene, the victim told police that a red Dodge pickup struck his vehicle from behind, the report said.
Officers located the truck exiting the QuikTrip at 1607 West 51st Street and stopped the vehicle in the 5000 block of South 27th West Avenue.
During a search of Willhite, police found a marijuana pipe and marijuana residue in his jeans, the report said.
In interviews with detectives, the victims said Willhite rammed them with his pickup, chased them and pointed a gun at them, said the report.
A search of Willhite's vehicle uncovered a small plastic bag containing a dozen .22-caliber rounds, police said.
A check of the vehicle indicated it had been recently reported stolen, police said.
Willhite remains in custody of the Tulsa Jail.
John Paul Willhite