High speed chase in Chickasha began in Elgin

A high speed chase began in Elgin and ended in Chickasha on Sunday. 

Elgin Police initially tried to make contact with a vehicle regarding a defective brake lamp, an incident report said. 

Elgin Police pursued the van on I-44 headed toward Chickasha. Dispatch advised the van was traveling through a construction zone at speeds of about 130 mph. 

When a Chickasha patrol unit began pursuing the van on US81, the vehicle began to accelerate. 

The van approached Grand Ave. and swerved around cars at the intersection. Chickasha Police reported that the while the patrol unit was traveling 80 mph, the van was still ahead. 

The van made several turns, continued to speed and ran a red light. The van slowed slightly near 9th and Missouri Ave and a male subject, Jacob Farley, began to exit the vehicle and was thrown from the van when it sped away again, the report said. 

Farley said the driver had held a gun to his head during the chase, the report said. Farley was arrested for outstanding warrants. 

The van allegedly reached speeds over 70 mph and ran a stop sign at 17th and Missouri St. The van continued to run stop signs at 18th, 19th, and 20th St. When the van attempted to make a south turn on 20th St., the driver lost control and the van went through a field and collided with a set of monkey bars. 

A female driver then exited the van and ran in the opposite direction and out of view. Officers searched the area but could not locate her. 

Chickasha Police took inventory of the van and found possible identification of the female driver. A woman matching the identification, Billie Jean Butler, was arrested later in the day for outstanding warrants out of Oklahoma County.

Butler was transported to the Grady County Jail and interviewed by Chickasha Police, the report said. 

Chickasha Police applied for an arrest warrant to be issued to Butler for eluding an officer while endangering another, speeding greater than the posted limit, defective brake lamp and failure to remain at the scene of a property damage accident. 

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