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January 25, 2014

Juvenile arrested after assaulting officer

Suspect claims he smoked crack earlier that night

CHICKASHA —

Chickasha police arrested two juveniles Jan. 18 after one struck an officer in the chin during questioning. 

CPD Officer Joel Hendrix said he noticed a vehicle in the area of S. 13th Street and W. Iowa Avenue that had stopped further than required by law at a stop sign. He said the back passenger door of the vehicle was open, which made him suspicious due to several calls of attempted break-ins that evening. 

Hendrix said the door shut and the vehicle sped away as he passed in his car. According to an incident report, Hendrix caught up with the vehicle three blocks away. 

"I estimated the vehicle to be traveling well in excess of the posted 30 mph zone," said Hendrix. 

The subjects in the automobile ducked down in the back seat after Hendrix placed his spotlight on the car, according to the report. 

Hendrix said he approached the vehicle, but could not see anyone in the driver's or passenger's seats. He said it wasn't until he reach the car when he saw two male subjects in the front seat of the vehicle attempting to hide from his view. 

Hendrix asked for the identifications of the two males in the conveyance, according to the report. He said the driver became argumentative and would not give him his identification. 

"He would not give me his (driver's license) because (he said) 'I had no right ask him for it,'" said Hendrix. 

The subject was sweating profusely despite wearing a short sleeve T-shirt and it being a cool night, said Hendrix. 

"Based on my experience of a drug recognition expert I know PCP can cause a subject to sweat in a cold environment," he said. 

Hendrix continued to ask the driver for identification, and at one point told him he'd be arrested if he refused to give any form of ID. 

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