ENID, Okla. – Two teens were put behind bars after they allegedly led police on a pursuit through Enid on the evening of Feb. 28.
According to reports, an Enid officer was on patrol when he saw a maroon truck wanted in reference to other cases at approximately 10:30 p.m.
The officer followed the truck as it turned from Garriott north onto 10th.
The driver, later identified as 18-year-old Talon Montgomery, did not stop behind the white line at 10th and Broadway. Instead, he came to a stop in the intersection.
The officer turned on his lights to stop the truck, but Montgomery instead accelerated and headed east on Broadway, then north on 11th.
The officer turned on his sirens and pursued the truck as Montgomery accelerated at a high rate of speed.
Montgomery ran several stop signs, forced other motorists off the road and drove in the wrong lanes of traffic as he made various turns from north on 5th to west on Elm, south on Polk, east on Randolph, north onto Quincy, west onto Oak and north on Van Buren.
The man reached speeds up to 78 mph in 30-35 mph zones.
Another officer joined the pursuit.
Montgomery, and his passenger, 19-year-old Zane Thomas Cates, crossed the Van Buren median and headed northbound in the southbound lanes.
The suspect driver drove into the High Point RV Park and turned south onto Garland from Willow.
When the suspect vehicle drove near Jiffy Trip, an officer tried to deploy stop sticks.
Montogomery evaded the stop sticks and drove out of the parking lot.
He then headed eastbound in the westbound lanes.
Montgomery entered the Harbor Freight parking lot before going north on Oakwood, then east on Randolph, running a car off the road.
As the vehicle drove north on Jackson and Oak, Cates jumped out of the truck and ran to a residence in the 800 block of West Walnut.
Reports state that officers found the man hiding in a closet. They found 3.3 grams of a white crystal substance that appeared to be meth and a digital scale in the man’s possession.
Officers also found a marijuana container with unused clear baggies inside of a bag Cates carried when he ran from the truck.
Montgomery was arrested after a brief pursuit on foot.
Officers searched the vehicle and found Montgomery’s passport and a debit card that did not belong to either man.
They also located a glass pipe with a bulbous end, several broken pipes, and a prescription bottle containing eight capsules of a schedule 2 narcotic.
Officers asked Montgomery why he led them on the chase – was it due to drugs, no license or arrest warrants?
Montgomery responded that it was due to all of the above.
Montgomery was arrested on complaints of obstructing an officer, distribution of controlled substance, possession with intent and possession of paraphernalia. His bond was set at $12,500.
Cates was arrested on complaints of eluding a police officer, driving without a license, possession of controlled substance, resisting executive officer and stopping in a crosswalk. His bond was set at $25,000.
Court date information was unavailable at the time of publication.