Man leads foot pursuit, resists arrest
OKLAHOMA CITY — A man was arrested after leading police on a foot chase and eventually resisting arrest Tuesday.
Police originally noticed Deantree Owens, 23, when he didn’t turn his blinker on in the 10900 block of N. McKinley Ave. around 5:32 p.m.
Police say they followed the car and asked Owens to get out of the car and talk to them.
Owens did so, and when one officer went to check out the house, that’s when reports say Owens pushed the female officer to the ground and took off running.
Authorities say Owens ran through traffic on Hefner Rd., causing several accidents, according to reports.
At one point, reports say the man tripped and fell. A police officer says he ordered Owens to stay on the ground, but Owens got up and kept running.
That’s when the female officer pulled up in the patrol car and told Owens to get on the ground.
But Owens took off again in the direction that he came, stopping traffic. Reports say he eventually ducked behind a brick pillar.
That’s when, exhausted, and unknowing if he would be able to defend himself if Owens tried to fight, reports say the male officer pulled his gun and ordered Owens to show his hands.
“You gonna shoot me?! Then f—— do it!” Owens said, according to police reports.
The officer then reached for his OC spray. With Owens still allegedly taunting the officer to shoot him, the officer sprayed Owens in the face.
That’s when reports say the two officers struggled to get the man in cuffs.
Deantree Owens was booked in the Oklahoma County Jail.