UPDATE: Authorities confirmed Cornelius Frazier is the suspect they arrested after a high-speed chase.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police attempted to pull over a suspected burglar Sunday afternoon, when the suspect took off, leading police on a high-speed chase.
He traveled south on I-44, then eastbound on I-40, before exiting and driving north on Martin Luther King Ave.
“At one point on the highway, we believe that he touched somewhere approximately 100 miles per hour,” OKC Police Lt. Don Clark said. “In the area where on I-40, the officers were somewhat of a ways back from him and were losing sight of him.”
At N.E. 11th St. and MLK, the suspect lost control of his vehicle, crashed into a utility pole and then rear-ended an SUV.
“I’m just glad they’re alive, yeah,” Greg Cudjoe said, whose elderly parents were inside that SUV.
They were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
“My parents are good drivers; they had their seat belts on, thank God,” Cudjoe said. “I have a daughter, a 1-year-old and normally they take her in that back seat and if she had been back there, she would’ve been probably killed.”
Even after the crash, the suspect wasn’t giving up.
He left his car, deployed airbags and all, and took off running into a nearby wooded area.
“He wound up surrendering. The officer was able to get him into custody without any further incident,” Lt. Clark said.
Police did not release the suspect’s identity Sunday evening but say he could be responsible for multiple burglaries and possibly an armed robbery as well.
He was also transported to the hospital for minor injuries sustained in the crash.