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Rose Hill Cemetery suspect captured after police chase through Tulsa neighborhoods
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Rose Hill Cemetery suspect captured after police chase through Tulsa neighborhoods

Rose Hill Cemetery suspect captured after police chase through Tulsa neighborhoods
Photo Credit: Courtesy Tulsa County jail

Rose Hill Cemetery suspect captured after police chase through Tulsa neighborhoods

Tulsa police have arrested the man who may be responsible for crashing a truck into Rose Hill Cemetery on Tuesday. The Tulsa Police Gang Unit tried to stop a pickup truck driver at about 12:24 a.m. Thursday but after a winding chase that started near East 2nd Street and South Memorial Drive, stop sticks were used to deflate his front tires before he lost control of the vehicle at 11th and Memorial. Tulsa Police Captain Wendell Franklin tells us, "He went over a curb and into a car parking lot. He attempted to get out and run but we were able to quickly apprehend him."  Police arrested the driver 40-year old Herman McHenry at the scene. "We did determine that the vehicle was stolen. Inside the vehicle were numerous items that we believe to be stolen as well." Franklin says there is a very strong possiblity that this is the same vehicle that was used on Tuesday. He says it was stolen on June 1st. "Some of the lighting on the vehicle matches what an officer described" that was present on the truck that was involved in the Rose Hill crash, Franklin said.  "We believe that it was the same vehicle that went through Rose Hill Cemetery, but that's still to be later determined."  McHenry was jailed on an $18,000 bond for eluding an officer and driving a stolen vehicle.      

 

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