UPDATE: Del City Police confirmed Friday morning that McGee is in custody.
A multi-agency metro police investigation centered on a storm drain after a high-speed chase took an unexpected turn and the suspect ditches his ride for the drain.
Spencer police said they are familiar with the suspect.
Where is Charles McGee? That's the question law enforcement who had the 39-year-old cornered are asking Thursday night. Someone called 911 and said McGee was illegally dumping trash near 36th Street and Midwest Blvd.
“The suspect does have felony warrants that’s probably why he ran,” Spencer Police Department Lt. C.O. Moore said.
Moore said they found him driving a white SUV near 23rd Street.
“When my officer tried to get out and talk to him about the alleged incident, the guy took off and he initiated a high-speed chase pursuit,” Moore said.
McGee is accused of hitting two vehicles on 15th Street.
“He totaled at least one of them. Fortunately, no one was injured in either one of those collisions,” Moore said.
A town over, in Del City, police found his car at a Walmart near I-40.
“On the way back to Spencer, the two Spencer officers found the suspect vehicle here and started looking for him, talking to people and found out that he had run off into the drain ditch area,” Moore said.
Police arrested the woman in the passenger seat before searching the storm drain for McGee.
“They’ve sent a robot down and couldn’t find him, and now, they are sending a camera down there,” Moore said. “They still haven’t found him. They have run into some wise they didn’t know they had.”
After a couple hours, with no luck, police said he could be anywhere.
“He could have popped back out somewhere and got a room in this hotel behind us and be watching out the window at us,” Moore said. “I think they ran out of cable for their camera. Their camera is probably halfway to Wichita, Kansas by now. They keep feeding more cable.”
Police have not identified the passenger in the car. Del City Police have confirmed that McGee is in custody.