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Man accused of attempting to light home on fire

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Posted at 2:45 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 16:24:16-04

ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. – After leading authorities on an hour long pursuit, one man was finally taken into custody on arson-related complaints.

Rogers County Sheriff Walton said Patrick Culver, 28, is believed to have attempted to set his residence on fire before fleeing from authorities.

It took the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office along with Oklahoma Highway Patrol around an hour before they could arrest Culver.

During the chase, RCSO Deputy Starky says Culver reached speeds of up to 80 mph and “disregarded the safety and well-being of other drivers.”

Culver reportedly ran through two barbed wire fences, several stop signs and through two fields. Eventually his vehicle ran into a ditch and authorities were able to arrest him.

Deputies located a .22 caliber long rifle that was wedged on the gas pedal of the truck Culver crashed in to the ditch.

Eventually Culver was booked on complaint of use of a firearm while committing a felony, arson second degree, obstructing an officer, resisting executive officer, eluding police officer and reckless driving.