Couple arrested after leading Pottawatomie County authorities on wild chase

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) - Two people are in custody after leading police on a wild chase that started with a missing license plate.

Shawn McClintock and Kaleena Thrasher were arrested where the chase ended near the Shawnee Reservoir.

It began when a McLoud police officer went to pull the silver Chevy Cruze over for missing a license plate.

"From that point the suspect took off," said McLoud Police Chief Wes Elliott.

The two people led more than a dozen cars on a chase across the county, reaching speeds above 100 mph.

"Pitched out what appeared to be a shotgun," Chief Elliott said. The gun was quickly picked up by deputies.

Finally, the two people got stuck at a dead end.

McClintock took off into the wooded area while Thrasher stayed behind.

Deputies led a team of authorities through the wooded area following  McClintock's trail. Finally, they spotted him crouched in the brush.

Police said Thrasher was already wanted out of Oklahoma County for a stolen vehicle charge.

But deputies also found some things they believe could tie one or both people to more crimes.

"We've got a lot of gear inside the vehicle, trying to connect to recent burglaries. So, we`re in the process of checking that right now," said Sheriff Mike Booth.

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