By BARBARA GREEN
An early Sunday morning pursuit that began in Jefferson County, OK, came to a relatively quick end in Montague County, but along with that arrest came two additional traffic stops and four arrests.
Montague County Sheriff Marshall Thomas said his office received a call from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office at 2:38 a.m. May 5. Deputies were in pursuit of a suspect driving south in a 2006 Nissan Altima fleeing at 115 mph heading south into Texas. It was driven by Jessie Gene Buckley, 37, Oklahoma.
Montague officers Corporal Andrew Miller and Investigator Ethan Romine drove toward the state line along U.S. 81 and successfully deployed the stop sticks, which deflated the front two tires of the Altima as it came into Texas.
Thomas said the car finally came to a stop near Dutton Road north of Stoneburg after it lost power as the tires and rims were shredded. The pursuit had gone from 115 mph to about 40 on the damaged tires.
The driver reportedly jumped out and ran. Cpl. Miller attempted to deploy his taser, but it was unsuccessful and Buckley continued to run. The Jefferson deputy, Phillip Wolfenbarger and Romine caught up to him in a pasture and took him into custody.
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