Archive for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oklahoma man, 20, arrested after early-morning foot chase

March 21, 2012, 12:12 p.m. Updated March 21, 2012, 3:42 p.m.


Police early Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old Anadarko, Okla., man who was accused of driving away from a traffic stop, striking another vehicle and then running from police on foot.

Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokeswoman, said the incident began when officers were called at 3:35 a.m. to a fight at the Presto station, 602 W. Ninth St. An officer noticed a man standing next to the building. Another man was in a vehicle, and he started to drive away. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the suspect did not stop. Near Sixth and Ohio streets, the vehicle struck a white Jeep Liberty.

The driver ran from police who arrested the driver, Ryan James Kingfisher, near a parking lot in the 700 block of Vermont Street. Capt. Paul Fellers said an officer used a Taser to subdue Kingfisher.

According to Douglas County Jail records, Kingfisher was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, interfering with duties of an officer, attempting to elude police, DUI, tampering with an ignition interlock device, failing to report an accident, driving while suspended and driving without proof of insurance. He was released on $1,300 bond and given notice to appear in municipal court April 23.


Paul R Getto 6 years, 2 months ago

Obviously not a former track athlete if the cops could run him down on foot.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 2 months ago

When I was a kid< I saw Verner Newman chase down a kid at South Park. He gave him a hefty head start, too. It was no contest. Flatfoots can be fleet!

Bob Forer 6 years, 2 months ago

Not all cops spend their spare time at the donut shop. Most of the younger ones take their physical conditioning very seriously and are in exceptionally good shape. Don't forget that the kevlar vests they all wear under their uniforms make them appear a little stout around the chest and midsection.

somedude20 6 years, 2 months ago

maybe the kid thought the police were the neighborhood watch and didn't want to get shot kid watched a violent movie or played a violent game and now has PTSD he was upset at Obama twinkies his parents did not love him enough it is in his dna (snake is a snake) with this economy, jail is the best prospect not very smart Dear Mr. Kingfish, please do NOT waste tax payer's money on your defense. Instead, try one of these excuses and don't worry, in this town even murder will only get you 6 months

RoeDapple 6 years, 2 months ago

A former coworker told me several years ago he had tried to outrun the police on foot. Suddenly he was tackled and arrested. When they stood him up the arresting officer said "Hey, didn't you play football at (XXXXX) high school?" Surprised anyone would remember, he said yes, he did. The cop said "Yeah I thought so. I never had any trouble catching you then either . . ."

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 2 months ago

Wow they spelled "Anadarko" corectly!!! Most people outside the state never have heard of it.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 2 months ago

And hey Audie, it"s" Idabel". "Dogwood Capital of Oklahoma", way down in Mc Curtain County in th far south-east corner in the Kiamichi Country.

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