Police pursuit ends with a car in a yard


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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 6/21/2013 3:10 pm Published: 6/18/2013 4:20 pm


A police pursuit in midtown Tulsa led to the arrest of a man police previously questioned in a murder investigation.

Police said Freddie Hayes, a convicted felon, forced them into a high-speed chase through the streets of midtown on Tuesday morning.

Officers said Hayes ran from police and crashed his car into a fence at a nearby home near 41st Street and Troost Avenue.

The Tulsa police violent crimes task force, along with U.S. Marshals Service, was trying to serve a warrant to Hayes when they said he took off in his car. Police said Hayes tried to ram one of the officers head-on.

The chase started near 51st Street and Harvard Avenue around 11 a.m. and ended up at 41st Street and Troost Avenue when Hayes crashed his car into a fence.

Once they pried Hayes out of the car officers found several guns in and around the white Lexus he was driving. Police told FOX23 he was wanted on several warrants.

Neighbors told FOX23 they were shocked to see the crash right before their eyes.

"The car was laying up against the fence by that tree over there, and I heard they had been chasing him and one of the guys over there told me had had got hit head-on over on Harvard," said Glen Mears, a neighbor.

Paramedics took Hayes to St. John Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He faces charges including eluding officers and resisting arrest.

FOX23 previously reported Freddie Hayes was a person of interest in the quadruple homicide at the Fairmont Terrace Apartments in January and was cleared in that case.


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Mayor Maynot - 6/18/2013 7:22 PM
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