140 mph pursuit from Miami into Craig County, 5 armed subjects fled
Craig County Sheriff's office asks the public to avoid the area. "If you live in the area secure your home, be vigilant."
OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. – Shortly after 9:15 p.m. an NEO Campus police officer initiated a pursuit of a vehicle that fled onto the I-44 Will Rogers Turnpike to the west, traveling into Craig County.
Spike strips were successful in stopping the vehicle near mile marker 292.
“A pursuit that was initiated in Miami reaching speeds of 140 mph was terminated at mile marker 292 on I-44. 5 armed subjects fled on foot,” according to the Craig County Sheriff’s office in a release of information.
They have launched a drone with thermal imaging to allow officers to see in the dark.
All subjects were located after midnight.
“Miami Police assisted NEO PD and several other county units tonight in a pursuit that started on East Central and M St just south of NEO campus. The suspects fled at over 130 MPH on the turnpike and crashed their vehicle. The suspects then fled on foot into a field just north of Vinita Oklahoma. Miami UAS support team was called in to fly the area and located the suspects located here hiding in a tree grove in a field. We were able to guide Officers on the ground directly to the suspects and they were arrested without incident. Great team work by OHP Craig county Vinita PD and numerous Ottawa county departments. Great example of departments working together to make our community better.”
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