Arrest after high speed chase


Christopher Tuttle

Christopher Tuttle, 24, was taken into custody on several felony complains Saturday evening after leading police on a high speed chase.

According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, Tuttle led Altus Police in a vehicle pursuit Saturday evening at approximately 7:45 p.m., reaching speeds of 85 miles per hour. Murphy said that the pursuit began when police attempted to stop a vehicle in the 2400 block of N. Main.

“The driver refused to stop and led officers on a high speed pursuit south bound on Main Street,” said Murphy. “The driver finally stopped the vehicle in the 200 block of West A. Street, and then ran from officers.” Police caught the suspect after a short foot pursuit.

Officers discovered a loaded firearm, marijuana and what was believed to be methamphetamine inside the suspect’s vehicle. Tuttle was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail where he faces charges of attempting to elude police, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled and dangerous substance, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and other traffic violations that include operating a vehicle without a drivers license, willfully failing to stop at a roadblock, using firearms while committing a felony, transporting a loaded firearm, and driving in a non-safe manner in an vehicle in not good working order.

Murphy said that Tuttle has previous felony convictions on narcotics charges in 2010 and 2014 along with other misdemeanor convictions. “There were no injuries or property damage as a result of the pursuit.”

Reach Michael Bush at fbush@civitasmedia.com

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