Two arrested after crashes, high-speed chases in Tulsa
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Friday, February 08, 2013
2/08/13 at 9:51 PM
Two people were arrested following high-speed chases across Tulsa on Friday afternoon.
Jarod Linthicum, 29, and Brandy Dawn Rudlang-Reed, 24, were booked into the Tulsa Jail after they each crashed in separate stolen vehicles and were chased down by police officers, police said.
Linthicum's first name is spelled Jerod in some records.
Tulsa police officers were conducting an "auto theft sting" about 1 p.m. Friday after receiving a tip that a person in a stolen vehicle would be in the area around 300 S. Lewis Ave., according to Linthicum's arrest report.
After seeing a patrol car's lights go on, Linthicum attempted to elude officers by running two red lights while speeding north on Lewis and then turning east onto Admiral Boulevard, the document alleges.
He crashed while trying to get on Interstate 244 and attempted to flee on foot before being chased down by officers on Delaware Avenue, according to the report.
Rudlang-Reed was driving a different stolen vehicle, a Dodge pickup, and was following Linthicum before he crashed, police allege. She "appeared to be attempting to block officers" who were pursuing Linthicum, according to Linthicum's arrest report.
Rudlang-Reed kept driving after he crashed and led officers on a circuitous route that included the University of Tulsa area before the pursuit finally ended when she crashed the pickup against a tree and fence in the 1400 block of South Delaware Avenue, according to her arrest report.
Along the way, she ran several red lights and caused collisions near 600 S. Delaware Avenue and 4900 E. Admiral Place.
The second wreck caused the other involved driver, an 81-year-old man, to be taken to St. John Medical Center with chest pains, the document states.
Rudlang-Reed fled on foot after wrecking the pickup and was ultimately captured while hiding in a vacant house in the 1300 block of South Delaware Avenue about 2:15 p.m., according to her arrest report.
She was taken to the Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa to get treatment for bites from a police dog that tracked her to the house.
Later in the day, Rudlang-Reed and Linthicum were booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints that include eluding, stolen vehicle possession and multiple leaving the scene of an accident complaints.
Brandy Dawn Rudlang-Reed