1 In Custody After Police Chased Pickup Through NW OKC, Bethany, Warr Acres & Edmond
A Choctaw man is in custody following a police chase that spanned across the Oklahoma City metro.
Police were pursuing a pickup as the chase went through northwest Oklahoma City, Bethany, Warr Acres and Edmond.
The chase started Monday morning near NW 10 and Sara Road in Canadian County. The pickup was reportedly stolen.
The vehicle drove around Lake Overholser and got onto northbound Rockwell Avenue and drove through Bethany.
The pickup turned eastbound into Warr Acres and continued northbound before driving around Lake Hefner.
Jim Gardner in SkyNews 9 said he thought the vehicle was driving more than 90 mph at several points during the chase.
The pickup drove parallel before it managed to get onto northbound Lake Hefner Parkway.
The pickup continued driving at a high rate of speed sometimes into oncoming traffic in unincorporated Oklahoma County and drove eastbound toward Edmond.
Edmond police blocked several intersections after the pickup got into its city limits.
At one point near 15th and Coltrane, officers believe the driver, identified as 37-year-old Anthony Hall Lebrun, threw a gun out of the vehicle.
Lebrun continued driving eastbound until he hit a dead-end road that led to Arcadia Lake.
Edmond police used stop sticks and blew out at least one tire on the pickup.
As he continued to run, OHP said a trooper shot at Lebrun near 15th and Air Depot.
“The suspect was not hit, the vehicle in pursuit continued southbound on Air Depot,” said Lt. Kera Philippi with OHP.
Eventually the suspect plowed through a fence into a small neighborhood. That's when Janie Tigert , who was watching the whole thing on TV, called 911 and locked herself in the basement.
“They wanted me to be sure the doors were locked, so I went upstairs and outside the kitchen door was the white truck,” said Tigert.
She said the truck crashed into a trailer. Lebrun had taken off on foot into a wooded area.
“The guns are all upstairs and I am not, so I was concerned about not being armed and him coming in and wanting a hostage or something like that,”
An Edmond K-9 officer was able to track Lebrun’s scent, and officers took him into custody without incident.
In a Facebook post from nine days ago, Lebrun said he was going to have an Oklahoma police officer shoot and kill him.