Police arrest man after chase in stolen truck across Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police arrested a man after a chase with a stolen truck across Tulsa Wednesday morning.

Police said Jaymz Vann was arrested for the incident that started after a Flock camera in south Tulsa flagged a pickup truck as stolen around 2:30 a.m. Police caught up to the truck, but the driver, later identified as Vann, refused to pull over.

A chase ensued all across Tulsa for 50 minutes, and eventually ended in a north Tulsa neighborhood near East Admiral Place and South Sheridan Road after spike strips took out the truck’s tires.

Tulsa Police Lt. Billy Hursh said the chase was generally slow and averaged about 45 mph, and rarely went above 60 mph.

“The suspect drove at fairly moderate rates of speed, but refused to yield, and went criss-crossing all across the city on pretty much every highway we have,” said Hursh. “Ultimately, officers were able to get out in front of it and deploy stop sticks, with assistance from Oklahoma Highway Patrol.”

Police took Vann and a female passenger into custody. The passenger was interviewed and released by police.

Vann faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding after former conviction of a felony, driving without a drivers license and failure to yield for an emergency vehicle.

Officers said there was also a dog inside the stolen truck.

Does this story sound familiar? On Monday, a Flock camera similarly alerted police to a stolen car in north Tulsa, which also led to a police chase.

In another instance on Monday, police arrested a man accused of breaking into several cars after a Flock camera flagged his car that was seen in videos from the break-ins.

There are 25 Flock cameras in the city on a trial basis through the summer of 2023.





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