Midwest City Man Arrested Following High-Speed Pursuit

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 11:40 am
By: News 9

A man from Midwest City was arrested early Sunday morning after he reportedly led deputies on a high-speed pursuit.

According to the Logan County Sheriff's Office, deputies drove past the intersection of Waterloo and Bryant at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Officials say there is an un-developed corner in that area where people park their vehicles for sale, which has led to a number of auto burglaries and stolen vehicles.

Deputies say they noticed one of the vehicles parked in that corner had its flashers on, and a man was standing next to the vehicle. However, when deputies approached the man, later identified as 31-year-old Michael William McCaulla Jr., he ran to his pickup truck and fled the scene, that's when deputies began chasing the truck.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the pursuit crossed into Oklahoma County and Canadian County, and finally ended on Smokey Bend Ridge near the intersection of Sara Road and N.W. 192 in Piedmont.

McCaulla reportedly ran away from the truck following the chase, but was found hiding next to a fence a short time later. He was then taken into custody by deputies.

Authorities say the 2001 Dodge pickup truck that McCaulla was driving was stolen from Midwest City on September 21, and the tag on the truck was also stolen overnight in Midwest City.

McCaulla now faces charges of attempted burglary, aggravated eluding deputies, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and possession of stolen property, according to the Sheriff's Office's news release.

Deputies from both Logan County and Oklahoma County sheriff's departments were involved in the chase.