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Oklahoma chase ends in Wilbarger County

A high-speed pursuit that began in Altus, Oklahoma and ran through three Oklahoma counties ended in Wilbarger County in Texas Wednesday, July 20.

Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy stated that the chase started at around 11:30 p.m. when a patrol officer observed two vehicles racing in the 1400 block of East Broadway in Altus, heading west.

The driver of a silver Ford Mustang then led police on a chase through a residential area before returning to Broadway and began traveling eastbound.

Police officers reportedly pursued the vehicle at speeds of over 100 mph traveling into Kiowa County on U.S. 62, then south on U.S. 183 into  Tillman County, through Frederick, then south into Wilbarger County,

Kenneth Tyner/Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office

where the suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and identified as 20-year-old Kenneth Tyner.

Murphy said police discovered Tyner was a wanted fugitive with multiple felony charges out of Oklahoma County. Tyner is being held at the Wilbarger County Jail and faces additional felony charges related to the high-speed vehicle pursuit.

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