Claremore Daily Progress


August 11, 2012

Men sentenced for gun battle and chase



Singer said the Claremore Police, Verdigris Police and Rogers County Sheriff’s Department joined to follow the two trying to evade the squad cars.  
The suspects turned right on Flint Road headed due east. During this time, Schrader pulled an AK-47 and fired upon two Claremore Police vehicles and a Verdigris Police vehicle. No officers were hit.
“The pursuit made it to the intersection of Highway 88 and turned back north,” said Singer.  “At this time, Officer Bailey was able to fire his weapon and strike both Schrader and Ward.”
Once the turn occurred on Highway 88, Schrader threw evidence out of the passenger side window, including the AK-47 rifle.
“After he was shot, he began throwing out ammunition as well as the same Glock pistol used 24 hours before,” Singer explained.
Schrader then got out of the car while Ward continued on NH 88 before stopping to surrender to the officers.
With Schrader still missing, hundreds of law enforcement agencies around northeastern Oklahoma set up a perimeter around his home and he was eventually contained and arrested.
Webb was arrested in Tulsa on unrelated charges which allowed Singer to place a hold on him.
Webb, Schrader and Ward were held in Rogers County Jail, all with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including shooting with intent to kill and attempting to elude police officers.
Ward’s sentencing will be reported in Tuesday’s edition of the Claremore Daily Progress. 

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