Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase Ends In Crash In NW OKC


Thursday, March 4th 2021, 4:32 pm
By: Karl Torp


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A man was arrested Thursday after a high-speed chase ended in a crash in northwest Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as 44-year-old Brandon Roberts.

Deputies said Roberts was driving a Ford F-150 pickup when the pickup reached speeds of 110 mph in northwest Oklahoma City.

Deputies were trying to serve a warrant for failure to comply with drug court when they first spotted Roberts at SW 29th Street and Interstate 44.

”They recognized the vehicle, tried to pull him over, (and) that's when he took off,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Aaron Brilbeck.

Deputies said Roberts let a passenger out of the pickup before trying to lose deputies in more than a 10-mile stretch.

The sheriff's office said Roberts caused two other crashes along the way.

The chase came to end on NW 10th Street when Roberts lost control of the pickup, ran off the road and crashed in a parking lot.

The suspect got out of the vehicle and surrendered immediately to deputies.

Deputies thinks Roberts may have been trying to avoid stop sticks in the road on NW 10th Street near Council Road when he swerved and lost control.

Roberts may have been driving at a high rate of speed on a blown tire.

“He went quite a few miles, upwards of 90 mph, on a flat tire," Brilbeck said.