Oklahoma County: man leads deputy on car, bicycle chase
By: Jay Dillon, Senior Digital Content Manager - email
Deputies say Burl Stotts lead them on a car and bike chase Saturday.
Forget planes, trains, and automobiles, an Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office said a man a deputy tried to pull over for running a red light and having a broken windshield tried to get away from the officer in two different methods of transportation, both of which failed.
Deputies arrested Burl Wayne Stotts, Jr, 46, Saturday afternoon around 12:30.
A deputy tried to pull over Stotts in his pickup truck near W. Reno and S. Villa for running through a red light and having a broken windshield. According the sheriff, Stotts refused to stop and the deputy began chasing him. Shortly after the chase began, the deputy backed off because Stotts was driving erratically.
After the chase ended, the deputy continued to investigate and discovered Stotts had borrowed the truck and was likely driving at the time of the chase.
Deputies went to his home and when they arrived, they said Stotts hopped on a bicycle and tried getting away. The deputy chased him down on foot to arrest him. In the process of taking him into custody, the deputy said Stotts assaulted him. As the deputy searched him, he reported finding Oxycontin, Lortab, and Morphine pills.
Stotts admitting to being the driver who sped off from police.
He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of eluding an officer, assault & battery on an officer, failure to stop at a stop light, and defective equipment