Suspect arrested after short, high-speed chase

Posted at 4:15 AM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 06:44:22-04

A Tulsa man is in jail following a short, high-speed chase in north Tulsa that police say began with an attempted traffic stop.

Tulsa police say they were conducting unrelated surveillance near East Haskell Street and North Lewis Avenue when they noticed a man driving a truck without a tag.

They attempted to pull over the driver, 37-year-old James Colley, but police say he instead led them on a chase.

The chase, which officers say lasted just 60 to 90 seconds at a high rate of speed, ended when the suspect crashed into a chain-link fence near East Admiral Place and North Florence Avenue. 

After crashing into the fence, police say Colley jumped out of the car, ran away from them and threw drugs in his possession. 

Within a half-block, officers arrested Colley.

He's being held on $12,000 bond for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, eluding police, driving under a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident.

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