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Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
Sunday July 7th, 2013 :: 10:47 a.m. CDT


OCSO pursuit ends with one arrest, another gets away. #okcoso

(Oklahoma City) July 7, 2013 around 6:15am an Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office deputy saw a pickup truck run a stop sign and dispatchers alerted the deputy the truck was stolen. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle at SE 29th Street & S. Henney Road. The passenger jumped out of the truck, so the deputy stayed with the driver and a pursuit was initiated.

Around 6:55am the pursuit came to an end when the deputy initiated a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI), spinning the truck out at NW 47th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue. The driver, Joseph Michael Avery (d.o.b. 03/24/1983), was taken into custody.

Avery was transported to the hospital to be checked out as a precaution. Avery was found to have a warrant out of Canadian County, and will face additional charges of eluding an officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, and driving with a suspended license.

The passenger who jumped got out of the stolen truck was not found, an investigation into who that individual was is ongoing.

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

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

North Pennsylvania Avenue & Northwest 47th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

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