Del City police officers flooded the streets of a neighborhood following a 911 call that said the suspect from a high-speed chase was in the area.
A Midwest City resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, said they knew something was wrong when they heard someone trying to open their front door. They said their first thought was to protect their child.
“It woke my daughter up, so she started crying, so I ran to her room and grabbed her,” the resident said.
Surveillance videos captured Charles McGee get out of a car and walk to a front door. The resident said they knew right away it was him.
“He went to the back of my house and tried to change clothes. I told him I wasn't letting him in. He said he wanted to change clothes,” the resident said.
Earlier Thursday, McGee led officers on a high-speed chase that started in Spencer. His car was found at a Walmart near Interstate 40 in Del City. Officers arrested the passenger, Jessica Puckett, but McGee fled into a drain ditch, police said.
“As soon as the news post started coming out, it was making him in to be a scary person when he's really not. I was just nervous because I didn't want to get in trouble, so I didn't want to let him in. I just wanted him to get it over with and handle it like it should be handled but he was scared,” the resident said.
When McGee couldn't get in through the front door, the resident said he went to the back of the home.
“I heard my bathroom window open and as soon as I heard that, I grabbed my daughter and ran out the front door,” the resident said.
The resident said when they called police, McGee tried to flee again by jumping the fence. Del City officers were able to take McGee into custody shortly after.
Spencer police said they were made aware of the arrest and McGee will be facing several felony charges.