New Details Released In Multi-County Police Chase

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 5:48 pm
By: Karl Torp

Police say the suspect was high on meth when he stole the vehicle and went the wrong way on I-40 trying to get away from officer.

Police say Curtis Scroggins stole a large SUV from the home of an assistant district attorney in Holdenville around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Hughes County Sheriff Marcia Maxwell says Scroggins actually drove past the house again while she was filing the stolen vehicle report. That’s when the chase started.

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Maxwell says Scroggins was going over a 100 miles per hour several times as he led officers through Wewoka, Seminole and Shawnee. At one point deputies say Scroggins went nearly 20 miles west on I-40 in the eastbound lanes. Several cars were forced off the road during the chase but nobody was hurt.

“I was really scared,” said Sharon Dunn, who operates a vacuum and sewing repair shop on Harrison St.

Dunn thought the suspect was going to crash through the window of her business. Instead officers were able to box the man in outside the building.

Scroggins faces several charges including eluding police, reckless driving and DUI.

“Nobody got hurt. That was a blessing,” added Dunn.