The Pryor Times

March 9, 2014

High speed chase ends in felony arrest

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — With speeds over 100 mph, Dylan Smith attempted to elude Mayes County Sheriff’s deputies, around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Deputy Kyle Wilson attempted to pull over a white 2007 Ford Taurus because of a defective headlight, according to  information filed in the case. Upon seeing the deputy, Smith is said to have increased his speed traveling over 100 mph.

Smith allegedly increased speed and upon reaching Big Cabin, turned and drove north.

“At that point he was driving northbound in a southbound lane with oncoming cars,” said Capt. Rod Howell, referring to Wilson’s probable cause affidavit. “No collisions occurred.”

Smith then reached the Hwy 60 and Hwy 69 junction.

“There he ran over stop sticks, which flattened his tires. He was able to continue driving a little further, running additional stop signs,” said Howell. “Then he jumped out of the vehicle and took  off into the woods on foot, where he was remanded shortly thereafter.”

Howell said Vinita Police Department assisted in setting up a road block with the stop sticks and Oklahoma Highway Patrol assisted in the chase.

“An ambulance was on scene to check Wilson out, but he refused any treatment,” said Howell, adding that Wilson had only non- life threatening injuries. Wilson’s report quotes Smith as saying he eluded the officer because he did not have a valid drivers license.

Smith was taken into Mayes County Jail, then appeared in Mayes County District Court, Thursday. He is charged with a felony count of eluding an officer and a misdemeanor count of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Bond was set at $300,000.

Smith’s prior criminal record includes another charge of eluding an officer filed in 2013. Deputy Wilson was the officer listed in that case as well. In  2013 he was charged with a felony count of second degree burglary.

Smith was ordered to reappear in court April 17 at 9:30, with an attorney, on the preliminary hearing sounding docket with Judge Rebecca Gore.