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Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
Monday March 18th, 2013 :: 10:40 a.m. CDT

Advisory

PURSUIT ENDS WITH ARREST OF WOMAN HIGH ON HEROIN AND YOUNG CHILD IN VEHICLE. #OKCOSO

(Oklahoma City) March 16, 2013 a deputy noticed a 2004 Jeep parked in the middle of the street near S. Linn & W. California. The deputy went to check on the vehicle when he noticed a woman sitting inside. The deputy attempted to speak with the woman when she took off at a high rate of speed.

The deputy was forced to pursue the vehicle which was driven in a reckless manner at speeds over 100mph. During the pursuit the deputy noticed the suspect toss out a syringe. The woman finally stopped her vehicle at Interstate-40 & Scott Street.

Deputies placed the woman, Tonya Ann Chatham (d.o.b. 10/08/1987), in custody. Once deputies were able to look into Chatham's vehicle they found a toddler in a car seat in the back seat.

Deputies recovered the syringe that was tossed out of the vehicle and found it contained a liquid consistent with heroin. Chatham admitted to injecting heroin when the deputy initially noticed her parked in the road at S. Linn & W. California.

The child was placed in custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Chatham was cleared by medical staff then booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on complaints of:

*Eluding an officer
*Child endangerment
*Driving under the influence of drugs
*Possession of a controlled dangerous substance
*Possession of drug paraphernalia
*Throwing litter on highway

Chatham's bail was set at $17,500.00, she bonded out of jail on March 17, 2013.

Address/Location
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
201 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 405-713-1000

South Linn Avenue & West California Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

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