Oklahoma County Deputies Pursue Cat-Holding Suspect

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 2:44 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office said a man who led them on a chase refused to let go of his cats when authorities tried to arrest him.

On Wednesday, March 16, a deputy on a motorcycle spotted 62-year-old Ronald Varselona speeding in the 400 block of W. Waterloo Road. The deputy tried to stop Varselona, but he refused to pull over.

The deputy followed Varselona for about three miles at speeds up to 60 mph. Varselona eventually stopped in the 2900 block of E. Country Oaks Drive. The deputy ordered Varselona to show his hands, but Varselona wouldn't do it.

The deputy said Varselona eventually exited his vehicle, but he was holding two cats. The deputy ordered Varselona to put the cats down, but he again refused and kept walking toward the deputy. The deputy eventually handcuffed Varselona and took him into custody.

Ronald Varselona is being held at the Oklahoma County Detention Center on complaints of attempting to elude, speeding, and resisting arrest.