Suspect taken into custody after leading police on high-speed chase with stolen car, manhunt


12:54 AM UPDATE: The suspect was taken into custody about two miles west of the original scene, on the north side of I-40 near a wooded area.

11:15 PM UPDATE: The Oklahoma County Sheriff says the search has been called off for the night. Search will resume in the morning. Authorities say if you live near S Mcloud Road, lock your doors. They are unsure if he’s armed, but he doesn’t have a violent criminal history.

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – State authorities say a manhunt is underway for a suspect who lead officers on a high-speed chase in a vehicle stolen from the scene of a burglary.

According to officials, police responded to a burglary in Nicoma Park where multiple people were arrested, but Braxton Parham stole a truck from the scene and initiated the chase.

Parham then took the pursuit to I-40 where speeds reached up to 120 mph.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers performed a pit maneuver around mile marker 175 near S McLoud Rd.

Parham lost control and the truck crashed, but he ran into the nearby woods. He is said to be wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Both AirOne and K9s are on the scene as well as authorities from OHP, OKCPD, Nicoma Park PD, Oklahoma County and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Offices.


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