Man facing several charges following threats, police chase in Dewey
BY LAURA SUMMERS World Correspondent
Monday, January 28, 2013
BARTLESVILLE — A 24-year-old Dewey man is facing numerous charges after allegedly ramming a police car and leading officers on a high speed chase through neighborhoods, which ended when his vehicle struck a car driving in the area.
Associate Washington County District Judge Russell Vaclaw on Monday set a $200,000 bond for Justin Erwin McIntyre, who is charged with endangering others by eluding police, avoiding a roadblock, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, causing an accident while eluding police, robbery and threatening to perform an act of violence.
The incident began around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when McIntyre arrived at a home in the 1000 Block of North Ross in Dewey and began arguing with his girlfriend, a court affidavit stated. McIntyre stole the girlfriend’s cell phone and left the house with it, despite others trying to intervene to get it back from him, the affidavit stated. A call was made to police reporting the phone stolen.
McIntyre, who heard the theft report come across a police scanner on his phone, was angry and called the home saying he was going to get his gun and come back and kill his girlfriend for calling the authorities, the affidavit stated.
“Tell the police I am going to shoot them too and they better bring more than one cop to get me because I will be shooting them,” McIntyre told the witnesses in the affidavit.
Police attempted to stop McIntyre’s vehicle, but he accelerated rather than pulling over, the affidavit stated. After traveling north and west for several blocks at 70 mph, the pursuit slowed down as the vehicles encountered a dead end gravel road in a trailer park.
McIntyre’s vehicle slid into a trailer in the 1000 Block of North Ross and came to a stop, the affidavit stated. McIntyre opened his car door, but did not get out of the vehicle. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Carey Duniphin and Dewey Police Officer James Gray drew their guns and ordered McIntyre to get out of his vehicle, the affidavit stated.
But McIntyre put the car into reverse at a high rate of speed instead and rammed into the passenger side door of a Dewey police car, the affidavit stated. When McIntyre hit the patrol car, it knocked the police vehicle into Gray, who had been standing outside the driver’s side door.
The chase was then on again with police pursuing McIntyre through neighborhoods in Dewey, crossing U.S. 75 and eventually traveling north on the highway. The sheriff’s office and drug task force set up a roadblock with “spike strips”on U.S. 75, but McIntyre was able to maneuver around them and continue the chase, turning back into Dewey neighborhoods, the affidavit stated.
The chase ended when McIntyre’s Pontiac Grand Prix collided with a “civilian vehicle,” in Dewey, the affidavit stated. Police were able to pull McIntyre from the vehicle and handcuff him, the affidavit stated.
McIntyre has previous felony convictions in Washington County on two charges of domestic abuse assault and battery strangulation from 2008.