Stolen Vehicles Led Edmond Police To Standoff; 2 Arrested

Tuesday, September 15th 2020, 10:15 pm
By: Clayton Cummins

EDMOND, Okla. -

Stolen vehicles were at the center of a standoff that lasted several hours in Edmond Friday. 

Around 5:30 p.m., dispatchers received a call from a man who said his friend found his truck stolen several weeks ago in Oklahoma City. 

The man told dispatchers the stolen 2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch was located at a home near the intersection of Danforth Road and Coltrane Avenue. 

Officers paid a visit to the home moments following the 911 call and were able to speak with homeowners. 

“They let us know there was another person and ultimately two people inside that did not want to come out and talk,” said Emily Ward, spokesperson for the Edmond Police Department. 

Quickly police learned they were dealing with Jason Meyer and Yann David, both with felony warrants out of Oklahoma County. 

Police said Meyer cut his ankle monitor off. David had flagged armed and dangerous in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). 

“That’s why we took all the precautions that we did by calling out our negotiators and our SWAT team. We weren’t sure who we would be dealing with because all we had was that information that was in the system,” said Ward. 

Two hours into the standoff, both suspects peacefully surrendered to police. 

A second stolen vehicle was found on the property. 

Caution, for officers, was the name of the game. 

“The outcome was exactly what we wanted,” said Ward. “They came out without any incident. Nobody was harmed.” 

David was arrested on felony warrants in Oklahoma County for failure to comply-drug court, uttering forged instruments, embezzlement and a local warrant for driving across a divided space of barrier and no proof of insurance. 

David also had an NCIC hit out of Ohio for outstanding felony warrants for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and eluding an officer. 

Meyer was also arrested on a possession of a stolen vehicle warrant. 

Charges following Friday’s standoff are still pending.