New Details On High-Speed Chase In SW OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jim Gardner was the first one to pick up the chase from the air while it wound its way through south Oklahoma City and into the City of Mustang.
After 20 minutes of leading officers on a chase through Oklahoma City streets, the suspects ended up on a dead end road near an armed forces reserve center in Mustang near Highway 152 and Sara Rd.
That is where police took two people into custody, and took a third person involved to jail later.
They are identified as Maria Moore and Wayne and Victoria Kalbough.
On the video, Wayne gets out on the driver's side with his hands up and slowly makes his way across the fence as officers starts closing in with their guns drawn. But what you don't see is that Kalbough pulled two guns from his waistband and still had a knife on him as he fled from police.
“He then proceeded to run from the officers still reaching into his waist band, said Capt. Paco Balderrama with Oklahoma City Police.
Balderrama says despite the threat, officers chose not to use deadly force, and instead chased their suspect right into a parking lot at the armed reserve center in Mustang, where two army reservists helped stop him and took him down.
“We don't know how this thing would have gone if those service members hadn't have helped us out,” said Balderrama. “So we owe them a great deal of gratitude.”
Police say during this struggle, Kalbough tried to bite the officers and tried to reach for his knife several times, refusing to give up or give officers his hands. So they used tactical strikes to get him to comply.
“Every detail, every move, every strike is going to be looked at and scrutinized to make sure that the officers did what they were supposed to do,” said Balderrama. “We much rather rely on their training and use strikes than deadly force.”
According to the police report, there was also a significant amount of ammunition, weapons and drugs found inside that stolen car that they crashed. And police say they had just left a well-known drug house.
All three suspects have long criminal histories and are currently being held in the Oklahoma County jail.