A Shawnee man jailed on numerous complaints following a pursuit that ended in crash last month is now formally charged with three felony counts.
Shawnee Police Cpl. Vivian Lozano-Stafford said it was just before 9 p.m. Sunday March 25 when officers responded to a construction business in the northeast part of the city for a call abut two stolen vehicles.
Officers located one of the stolen vehicles and initiated a pursuit of a 2013 White GMC pickup, which went northbound into Lincoln County, she said.
Officers were pursuing the vehicle down a gravel road in the area of U.S. 62 and 3380 Road in Lincoln County, when one police unit departed the road way to the right causing it to flip over. Two officers were treated for minor injuries and released as a result.
Lozano-Stafford said the driver was identified as John Tooman, 32. He was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Shawnee Police Department.
Friday, formal felony charges were filed in the case. Tooman is charged with endangering others while attempting to elude police, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and possession of a stolen vehicle.
He remained jailed Friday in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center. His next court date hasn't yet been scheduled.