Traffic stop nets police foot chase, arrest

November 1, 2013 Latest Print Print

On Oct. 15, officer David Madden stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at the stop sign at South Service Rd. and Faculty Cir. Madden approached the vehicle and said he saw three occupants in the car. Madden asked the driver, Ashley Turner, for her license and insurance.

Turner provided valid insurance but stated that she didn’t have a license. Turner said the two other passengers, who identified themselves as William Reece and Andrew Anderson, also didn’t have licenses.

As Madden checked for warrants on the occupants, he said he noticed the rear driver’s side door open. Anderson had left the car and was walking north. Madden told Anderson to get back in the car to which Anderson replied, “I didn’t do anything.”

Madden said Anderson then started running. Madden chased Anderson from across May Ave. to the east, and up SW 78th St. Madden lost sight of Andreson when he ran between some homes in a neighborhood.

Madden called in a description to OCCC dispatch. Officer Tim Harris helped Madden look for Anderson with no results.

Madden and Harris returned to the initial stop where the driver and the front seat passenger were waiting in the car.

Turner was given two citations and she and the passenger left with Turner’s mother. The vehicle was impounded.

Upon further investigation, Madden was unable to find anyone named Andrew Anderson with the date of birth that had been given to Madden by the fleeing man.

Two days later, on Oct. 17, Madden made contact with Turner, a student worker in Health Professions, after he discovered she had an active warrant in Oklahoma City for prior traffic violations.

Madden brought Turner to the campus police office where she was arrested by Oklahoma City Marshals.

To contact campus police, call 405-682-1611, ext. 7747. For an emergency, use one of the call boxes located inside and outside on campus or call 405-682-7872.

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