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OHP: Carjacking suspect taken into custody after pursuit

Posted at 10:10 AM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 21:43:50-05

UPDATE: According to a Creek County Affidavit, the suspect taken into custody in connection to a kidnapping and carjacking that began in Carthage, MO and ended in Creek County, has been identified.

The affidavit states that 40-year-old Brandon Wayne Kirby was taken into custody in Creek County Wednesday morning.

According to the affidavit, deputies were dispatched to a call from a man stating he had been kidnapped and left on the side of the road.

The victim said he was waiting in the car for his friend at a video story in Carthage, MO when he fell asleep. The victim woke up to find Kirby wearing a mask and pointing a gun in his face.

The victim stated Kirby drove his vehicle, while holding the victim at gunpoint, through Galena, KS, Joplin, MO, Webb City, MO, Tulsa, OK and then drove a bit further west before stopping and telling the victim to get out of the vehicle at gunpoint.

The victim stated during the drive, Kirby pistol whipped him in the head and threatened him with the gun. Also, the victim says Kirby ingested methamphetamine during the drive.

Deputies then transported the victim to the Creek County Sheriff's Office to get more information. While at the sheriff's office, deputies began to work with OnStar to track the victim's vehicle.

Sand Springs Police Department was contacted by deputies because OnStar provided information say that vehicle was with the City of Sand Springs.

According to the Affidavit, Sand Springs police located the vehicle being driven by Kirby and attempted to perform a traffic stop.

The suspect failed to yield and began fleeing, deputies say.

Then, OnStar sent signals to the vehicle so it couldn't operate at a high rate of speed. Sand Springs police, OHP troopers pursued the vehicle, while Creek County deputies were asked to deploy stop sticks ahead of the pursuit.

The affidavit states the stop sticks were successful but the suspect continued.

Around Wekiwa Road and 161st West Avenue, OHP troopers were able to perform a Tactical Vehicle Intervention and disabled the vehicle.

The suspect then exited the vehicle and ran north into a wooded area, the affidavit states.

When the suspect ran, he dropped a handgun and black stocking cap. Deputies then began to search for the suspect, finally locating him in a drainage ditch.

Kirby was then taken into custody. Deputies found he had multiple felony convictions out of Creek, Osage, and Okmulgee counties for charges ranging from Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Aggravated Assault and Battery, Burglary, and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Deputies also found Kirby was wanted for Burglary in the Second Degree out of Osage County.

Kirby was taken into custody in connection to kidnapping, firearms/pointing firearms and firearm/convicted felon in possession.

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol say around 4:30 a.m. Creek County received a call from a man saying he had been kidnapped in Carthage, MO after his vehicle was carjacked.

The man stated he was dumped off near 71st Street and 241st West Avenue early Wednesday morning, OHP says.

Creek County was able to identify the suspect's vehicle and contacted OnStar. OnStar was able to ping the vehicle and Sand Springs Police Department was able to locate the vehicle.

SSPD initiated a pursuit as OnStar reduced the speed of the vehicle to 15 mph.

OHP says that both Creek County and OHP got involved in the pursuit. OHP says that someone then found out that there was a gun involved.

The vehicles speed was further reduced by stop sticks, OHP says.

Pursuit was ended after OHP troopers performed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI), causing the suspect to wreck the vehicle. The suspect proceeded to flee on foot into the woods north of Highway 412 near 177th West Avenue.

OHP say the suspect was found and taken into custody.

This is a developing story.

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