Two in custody following chase in Sand Springs, Tulsa
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
12/19/12 at 4:21 PM
Two men are in custody after leading Sand Springs and Tulsa police on an estimated 10-mile vehicle chase Monday.
Brandon Oliver, 22, of Haskell, was arrested on complaints of eluding, driving under a suspended license, disobeying a traffic control device and gas pump piracy.
He is also being held on assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of hit-and-run injury accident and possession of a stolen property complaints, according to an arrest report.
Cole Childress, 30, of Porter, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a single stolen property complaint.
The pursuit began after Oliver drove the Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck away allegedly without paying for $30.11 in gas at the Kum & Go at 203 S. Adams Road in Sand Springs about 8:35 p.m. Monday, the report said.
During the pursuit, police said the blue pickup swerved between lanes and blew through a stop sign, the report said.
Officers also noted in the report that Oliver was "intentionally driving directly into oncoming traffic" throughout the chase in an effort to elude police, and going in excess of 100 mph at one point.
Once in Tulsa, the truck ran over a curb near 41st street near Rockford Avenue and entered a parking lot before slowing down. While in the parking lot, Childress exited the truck and surrendered to police.
Oliver continued driving and crashed into a Tulsa police car near 41st street and St. Louis Avenue just before 9 p.m., according to the report.
Oliver was apprehended in the 4000 block of St. Louis Avenue after abandoning the truck, police said.
During a search of the truck, officers recovered an assault rifle that had been recently reported stolen from Broken Arrow and a 9 mm handgun was also found in the truck, the report said.
A 40-year-old Tulsa police officer involved in the collision was taken to a hospital in good condition with non-life threatening injuries, police said
Oliver and Childress remain the Tulsa Jail.
From left to right, Cole Childress, 30, of Porter, and Brandon Oliver, 22, of Haskell