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April 16, 2013

Man eludes officer, felony warrant issued

DUNCAN —

A felony warrant has been issued for Joshua W. Wilson for eluding a police officer.
Duncan Police Officer Ryan Atkinson, who requested the warrant, said Wilson eluded police officers about 1:08 a.m. March 20 when Atkinson attempted to pull him over for going 33 miles per hour in a 25 mile-per-hour zone and for not having a working brake light in a black GMC Canyon.
At the time, the driver was traveling westbound on Oak. In a court affidavit, Atkinson said Wilson turned northbound on to U.S. Hwy 81, sped through the intersection of U.S. Hwy 81 and Beech after he employed the use of emergency lights and his siren. Sgt. Ron Corcorran, who Atkinson said was stopped in the center median turn lane at U.S. Hwy 81 and Hickory, also tried to get Wilson to stop with emergency lights and a spotlight. 
Wilson continued speeding down U.S. Hwy 81 until arriving at Camelback Road, where he turned westbound despite the red light. During the chase, Wilson also ignored three stop signs before turning north on Nine Mile Road. After turning, Wilson ignored two stop signs. The search was terminated at OK Hwy 7 and OK Hwy 17.
In the affidavit, Atkinson said he chose to terminate the search for several reasons.
Officers were losing radio contact with dispatch while traveling on unknown roads. Atkinson also said the reckless driving of the driver became increasingly alarming which included traveling hills on the left side of the road at speeds ranging from 90 to 95 miles per hour. 
It was determined that the vehicle was owned by someone other than Wilson. Wilson, the owner’s roommate, had taken the vehicle. Atkinson said the owner called the Wilson while having the call recorded. Atkinson said Wilson admitted to taking the pickup without permission and fleeing from police after leaving Wall Street fearing that he would receive a probation violation for drinking.

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