Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

September 25, 2013

Three jailed after attempted stop leads to pursuit

TAHLEQUAH — Three Tahlequah residents were jailed Sunday morning after an attempted traffic stop at Choctaw and West streets turned into a pursuit.

Tahlequah Officer Cory Keele was in the area when a truck passed him traveling south on West Avenue and drove off at a high rate of speed. Keele caught up to the vehicle on Lee, and the truck again increased its speed and ran several stop signs.

Keele said the truck continued speeding through the area, failing to stop for the officer and reaching speeds of around 60 mph. When the truck turned onto First Street, it left the road and nearly crashed into a drainage ditch, the officer said. It finally came to a stop near First and Mission.

“I then started to order the driver out at gunpoint and she complied with my commands,” Keele reported.

Keele said Brittney Rooster, 24, was driving and claimed she failed to stop because she doesn’t have a valid license. She was placed under arrest for felony eluding.

Officers then spoke with Samuel Smith, 24, and learned he was wanted on warrants out of Cherokee County.

The third occupant of the vehicle, Laura Carroll, smelled of alcohol and was “verbally abusive,” screaming at officers as she was being taken into custody, Keele said.

She was booked for public intoxication.

-- jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com

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