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Suspect arrested after leading TPD on pursuit

Posted at 2:59 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 23:39:45-05

Tulsa Police arrested a suspect after he led them on a pursuit before crashing in east Tulsa.

Police said Joshua Shamlin, 18, was arrested for armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, felony eluding and other multiple charges.

Police said they responded to two armed robberies this morning - one at a QuikTrip near 21st and 129th East Avenue and at the WalMart near 66th and Memorial.

Officials said Shamlin threatened the victims with a box knife before escaping in an Ford F-150 pickup truck.

It was during a third armed robbery at the Walgreens near 71st and Sheridan, that police came into contact with Shamlin while he was robbing another victim at knife point.

Shamlin fled the scene and led police on a seven minute pursuit before crashing into a police car near 34th and Garnett, police said.

Police said Shamlin ran through the neighborhood, but was later caught by officers in the 3300 block of South 118th East Avenue.

Shamlin was booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

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