Stolen car chase leads to arrest of four people

The four suspects taken into custody after a police pursuit on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Oklahoma County Jail)

Thursday morning shortly after 4:00 a.m. an Oklahoma City police officer spotted a car that had been reported stolen earlier in the the month near Interstate 240 and S. Pennsylvania Avenue.

The officer, according to an OKCPD report, called for assistance and, after other officers had arrived, an attempt to stop the car was made. The driver of the car, later identified as Joshua McMillan, 33, of McLoud, then fled from the officer eastbound on I-240 at speeds up to 100 m.p.h.

Near Anderson Rd. and I-240 spikes were deployed in an attempt to stop the car. McMillan then served the vehicle, police said, toward the side of the road where an officer was positioned to retrieve the spikes. The officer was narrowly missed by the suspect and was unable to get the spikes out of the roadway. Two police cars got flat tires from rolling over the spikes. Other officers were able to continue the pursuit which ended near the 9100 block of McDonald Rd. about 20 miles from where the pursuit began after McMillan fled the car.

Three passengers in the car were into custody and after a search McMillian was also taken into custody, police said.

The three passengers taken into custody were Ladra Morton, 24,Jennifer Elliott, 22, and Paige Hayes, 23. All three claimed to be kidnapped but it was later learned Elliott was McMillan's girlfriend and Morton and Hayes were both friends of McMillan.

McMillan is facing charges of assault and battery on a police officer, eluding and unauthorized use of a vehicle, he is currently in the Oklahoma County Jail. Morton was arrested on a domestic abuse charge, Elliott is facing a drug charge, and Hayes was taken into custody on municipal warrants.

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