OKC Police Arrest Rape Suspect Following Chase


Monday, August 18th 2014, 8:24 am
By: News 9


A man accused of raping a woman was arrested after he led officers on a chase in Oklahoma City, early Monday morning.

According to police, a woman called 911 from a gas station on N.E. 122nd and Interstate 35 to report that she had been raped.

The victim was able to give police a description of the suspect’s vehicle. Police said an officer spotted the car, but the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Zechariah Johnson, took off. That’s when the chase began.

At one point, speeds reached 80 MPH before the chase came to an end at Wilshire and Harvey Place, according to police. Johnson was taken into custody.

The victim told police that she was picked up by Johnson in the area of N.E. 16th and MLK. While they were in the car, Johnson reportedly pulled out a gun and forced the victim to perform sexual acts on him.

The victim said Johnson drove to a gas station on N.E. 122nd and I-35, where she was able to escape and call police. 

Officers said they found a gun in Johnson’s car. Johnson was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on charges of rape by instrumentation, forcibly sodomy after a former felony conviction, and possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction.