Charges filed in dual police pursuits, stolen vehicles case
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Two people were charged with multiple crimes Thursday in connection with police chases that involved stolen cars last week.
Brandy Dawn Rudlang-Reed, 24, is charged with attempted assault and battery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, three counts of leaving the scene of collision, eluding police, resisting police and driving without a warrant.
Jerod Cody Linthicum, 29, is charged with the same offenses as well as with knowingly concealing stolen property.
The high-speed chases began Feb. 8 after an auto theft sting in which detectives were told people with stolen vehicles would be in the area of Third Street and Lewis Avenue.
When police attempted to pull over the two vehicles, their drivers fled, running several red lights before one crashed at Delaware Avenue and Interstate 244. The driver, whom police said was Linthicum, fled on foot but was caught by police.
Rudlang-Reed was following in another stolen vehicle and continued to run from police, her arrest report alleges.
She drove farther east on I-244 before circling back to the area where the first collision occurred, running several red lights and causing at least two collisions along the way, police said.
The chase eventually ended in the 1400 block of South Delaware Avenue. Rudlang-Reed fled on foot and hid for some time before she was located by a police dog, her arrest report alleges.
Both remained in the Tulsa Jail on Thursday night.
Brandy Dawn Rudlang-Reed
Jerod Cody Linthicum