Formal charges have released in a case from last week that involved a police pursuit, a wreck and a standoff.
According to court documentation, Taray Marquez Brown, 34, of Duncan, faces charges of endangering others while eluding police after two or more felony convictions and leaving the scene of an accident. Michael Carey Elix, of Oklahoma City, faces charges of trafficking in illegal drugs after two or more felony convictions and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony after two or more felony convictions.
The case began with a chase that culminated in a school zone in Duncan following a wreck. Reports show the vehicle got to nearly 78 miles per hour in the school zone, but it reportedly swiped a vehicle before wrecking into another car. At that time, the two men bailed from the vehicle and led police on a foot chase into a home in the 3100 block of Clayton.
Reports from police show during the foot pursuit, a hoody with a gun was dropped. Police collected it. Police also found a white substance inside three separate grocery bags. The weight of the substance, which tested positively for methamphetamine, weighed 150 grams.
During a search of the home, law enforcement located a bag inside the hallway cabinet “containing numerous blue M30 pills.” Additionally, police located two more firearms inside the home along with “numerous scales and bags commonly used for distribution.”
Law enforcement noted in the report that the home is less than 100 feet from Duncan Middle School.
Both Brown and Elix had bond set at $250,000 each and both will report for preliminary hearing conferences at 9 a.m. Jan. 4, 2023.