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Man facing multiple charges after pursuit through Tuttle

Driver faces charges of eluding police, trafficking drugs, knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension

According to a report from Tuttle Police Department a man in a stolen vehicle led authorities on a high speed chase on New Year's Eve.

Tuttle Police attempted to pull a vehicle over traveling 83 mph in a 65 mph zone on New Year's Eve. While attempting to pull the vehicle over, the driver reached speeds up to 100 mph eventually losing control of the vehicle and rolling the vehicle into a ditch. The driver, identified as Caleb Wallace then fled the scene, according to the report.

TPD received assistance from The Grady County Sheriff's Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Newcastle Police Department during the subsequent search. Local residents were notified of the incident after authorities could not locate Wallace, the report said.

A few hours later TPD was called by a resident stating that Wallace was on their front porch. According to the report Wallace told the resident he wrecked his car, and offered the resident gas money to take him out of the area. Leading Walllace to believe they were on the phone with a friend, the caller remained on the phone with Tuttle Dispatch until officers were able to arrive. Several officers arrived on scene and took Wallace into custody without incident, the report said.  

TPD said the car Wallace was driving was stolen from Shawnee and contained stolen property from a robbery in Mustang. Police also found more than 80 grams of methamphetamine in the car and on Wallace's person, the report said.  

Wallace was transported to the Grady County Jail where was booked on charges of eluding police, trafficking drugs, knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension.

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