Man In Custody After High-Speed Chase Through Oklahoma County

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021, 5:52 am

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says the alleged burglary suspect who led officers on a high-speed chase late Monday night has been arrested.

They say he crashed into a deputy during the pursuit.

The suspect's name is Braxton Parham, the sheriff's office says they arrested him just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, about two miles away from the original scene near Interstate 40 and the Oklahoma County-Pottawatomie County line.

Officers say the scene started as a burglary call in Nicoma Park around 9 p.m. Monday.

Investigators say Parham took off in a stolen truck when officers arrived, leading them east on I-40, speeding more than 100 MPH at times.

A deputy attempted to push Parham off-road. That's when the sheriff's office says the suspect rammed the deputy's cruiser with his car, then made an obscene gesture.

"The deputy tells me the gentleman actually turned towards him and flipped him off," says Aaron Brillbeck of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office.

Parham crashed on I-40 near the Oklahoma-Pottawatomie County line and took off running.

Deputies found the car and his cell phone unlocked, so they pulled up his Facebook account, that's how they got his name.

The sheriff's office says Parham has no history of violent crimes. 

Two other people were also detained at the Nicoma Park burglary call.

This is a developing story.