- Posted March 5, 2014 by
Three Arrested After Chase
Shawnee, OK—Shawnee Police have three people in custody after a high speed chase ended safely at the intersection of S. Oak and Walnut Street.
According to the report, Officer Kevin Nichols responded to a request for extra patrol at 2:30 PM in the 200 block of S. Draper Street. A white Chevrolet Blazer was driving “at a very slow rate of speed,” in the 300 block of S. Draper.
As Officer Nichols followed the vehicle onto E. Farrall Ave., it began traveling “at a high rate of speed,” the report said. However, Nichols lost sight of the vehicle and decided to return to the 200 block of S. Draper. He waited until 3:13 PM when the vehicle returned northbound from E. Farrall Ave. on S. Draper. After getting behind the vehicle, Nichols reported the car sped up, ran a stop sign at Walnut and Draper, and the chase was on.
The vehicle continued driving, “at a high rate of speed,” westbound on Walnut where the driver ran stops signs through Walnut and Dixon, and Dixon and Main before stopping at the intersection of Oak and Walnut.
The report states the driver, Stephanie Danelle Jeffreys stepped out of the car and Nichols ordered her to the ground where he placed her in handcuffs. He held passenger Tommy Beavers and back seat passenger Leon Samuel at gunpoint until Shawnee Police Officer Richard Ruiz and Sgt. Lloyd Fulton arrived. Ruiz discovered a metal pipe on Samuel, a glass pipe where Samuel was seated and a bag of what appeared to be marijuana between the seat and passenger door where Beavers was seated.
According to the report, when Officer Nichols asked Jeffreys why she didn’t stop she said she had just been released from prison and feared she had warrants for her arrest and she knew her driver’s license was suspended.
Jeffreys was arrested for six Shawnee City warrants, attempting to elude police, reckless driving, and running a stop sign. Samuel was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, and Beavers was arrested for possession of marijuana.