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Police pursuit maxes out at 19 mph

Posted at 5:50 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 07:44:47-05

TULSA  COUNTY -- Three law enforcement agencies were involved in a slow speed pursuit Wednesday morning.

OHP, Tulsa Police and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office followed Joshua Stacy from Downtown Tulsa to Sand Springs.

Capt. John Bryant with TCSO said TPD originally engaged with Stacy while they were working a traffic crash in downtown. They said he stopped and asked them where he could buy drugs. When they started questioning him, Capt. Bryant said Stacy took off.

Throughout the pursuit, the suspect only reached 19 miles per hour, but most of the chase he drove 10 miles per hour.

TCSO got involved when the chase left TPD's jurisdiction.

Capt. Bryant said they deployed stop sticks on several occasion and Stacy ran them over at least four times. Four of the tires on his Ford F350 were either flat or shredded.

He said Stacy stopped and talked to them several times throughout the chase and had his hands up but would never get out of the car.

"Was he being charged with a crime," Capt. Bryant said Stacy asked them. "'I didn’t do anything wrong' so on and so forth.. just a lot of nonsense."

Capt. Bryant said they used pepper balls. Eventually, the suspect stopped in the Atwoods parking lot in Sand Springs. Deputies broke his windows and removed him from the truck.

A few deputies suffered injuries to their hands from the truck's glass.

Capt. Bryant said he did not know if Stacy was intoxicated but said he was "not acting right."

Court records show Stacy is on probation and is serving a deferred sentence. Capt. Bryant said he has an active warrant for felony grand larceny. Plus, he will be charged by both TCSO and TPD for Wednesday's chase.

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