An Oklahoma City man who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase in Pottawatomie County has been formally charged with several felony counts.
Tyler R. Doyal, 25, is charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with three felonies — possession of a stolen vehicle, endangering others while attempting to elude police and knowingly concealing stolen property.
Doyal remains jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center and his next court appearance is Aug. 27.
Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said events unfolded June 30 in the area of McLoud Road and Interstate 40 when authorities tried to stop a vehicle with no headlights.
The vehicle was discovered to be stolen, he said, and the the driver went south on SH 102 and then east on SH 9 in Tecumseh, with law enforcement losing sight of the suspect vehicle in that chase.
Along SH 9A, Palmer said Lt. Travis Sullivan located the vehicle and the chase continued north of I-40 and 9A before the driver turned around. In the area of I-40 and 9A, Palmer said the driver almost rear-ended a semi truck and crashed, then fled on foot.
Palmer said the suspect ran into a store, where Sullivan tackled him to make the arrest.
As part of the case, Palmer said they also discovered the suspect, while at the McLoud Road Love’s, had allegedly stolen a cell phone from another customer’s vehicle, so that theft is part of this case as well.
Several law enforcement agencies were involved, Palmer said, including sheriff’s deputies, McLoud and Tecumseh police, as well as Absentee Shawnee tribal police.