Wanted Man On The Run After Shawnee Police Chase
SHAWNEE, Oklahoma - A man wanted on two felony warrants is on the run after leading Shawnee police on a high-speed chase.
On the night before Thanksgiving, police tried to pull over 25-year-old Dustin Coggins near Main Street and Center Street. But officers said he wouldn't stop.
“Oh gosh, this place was lit up like a Christmas tree – probably every officer in Shawnee,” Patricia Dias said about the police response in her neighborhood.
Police said Coggins led them several miles away. Officers chased Coggins from Highway 3 to Valley View to Westech to Kings Road -- at times reaching speeds estimated at 105 miles per hour.
Then, neighbors said he came barreling down a dead end at Wolverine Road and crashed into a utility pole.
Coggins got out of the car and took off into the woods, according to police. And officers were not able to find him.
A Shawnee Police spokesperson said Coggins had two outstanding felony warrants out for his arrest, for second-degree burglary and failure to appear in Pottawatomie County. If you have any information about where he may be, call police.
His crashed out car was impounded and electric crews restored powers for neighbors who say they'd been without it for several hours.