Man Leads Police On High-Speed Chase, Nearly Crashes Into Edmond Library

Tuesday, March 9th 2021, 11:04 pm
By: Clayton Cummins

EDMOND, Okla. -

A Chicago man led police on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning ending in a crash that narrowly missed the Edmond library.

Bertrum Anderson was taken into custody following the chase.

Logan County Sheriff Damon Deveraux told News 9 a vehicle was reported stolen from The Commons Apartments on the campus of Langston University around 1 a.m.

“Our guys start making their ways to the interstate and some escape routes if you will where we think they may go,” Deveraux said.

Deputies spotted Anderson on Interstate 35 and pulled him over, but he quickly put the vehicle into gear and fled southbound at speeds over 100 mph.

Edmond police joined Logan County deputies when suddenly Anderson lost control of the vehicle and nearly crashed into the Edmond library.

Edmond library officials said the building was unscathed.

“He struck a curb, went over another curb, over corrected and ended up rolling his vehicle,” said Deveraux. “At the end of the day we don’t want to have pursuits. We want people to pull over and stop for us.”

Officers and deputies approached the vehicle with caution after the crash. Anderson was still moving.

He was eventually taken to the hospital to be checked out. He was then taken to the Logan County Jail.

Deveraux said both the suspect and victim knew each other.

Deputies are thankful traffic was light in the middle of the night.

“A vehicle pursuit is probably one of the most dangerous things that we can be involved in because of the citizens, the suspect as well as our deputies,” said Deveraux.

Anderson was arrested on complaints of endangering others while eluding police, stealing a car and driving with no license.