Update: 1 in custody after high-speed chase in southwest Oklahoma City

Christopher Balderas, Courtesy: Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office

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Updated 9: 54 a.m. 1/28/2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a high-speed chase in southwest Oklahoma City Tuesday evening.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says the chase started near S.W. 15th and South Portland around 7 p.m. and ended at S.W. 64th and McKinley.

Officials say a deputy attempted to pull over a small pickup truck after that allegedly ran a red light.

However, the truck didn’t stop.

Officials say the driver took off at a high rate of speed.

After chasing the suspect for eight minutes, deputies were able to stop the truck by performing a tactical vehicle intervention maneuver.

The driver, 31-year-old Christopher Allan Balderas was taken into custody.

Deputies say the truck Balderas was driving had been reported stolen.

He was booked on complaints of:

  • Possession of a stolen vehicle
  • Eluding
  • Failure to stop at a red light
  • Driving with a revoked license.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a second individual who was a passenger was not arrested.

Scanner traffic initially indicated that the suspect driving the car allegedly hit a pedestrian near 59th and Penn.

However, officials later confirmed the incident was not related.


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