Claremore Daily Progress

Crime/Courts

June 13, 2012

Deputies arrest duo for attempting to elude

CLAREMORE —  

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a pair of Rogers County men this week in connection with an incident involving escalating traffic violations and a drug paraphernalia discovery.
Jeffrey Phillip Strickland, 20, and Joshua Ryan Jones, also 20, were arrested Monday night after attempting to elude Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies, with one of the youths found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to sheriff’s records, shortly after 9 p.m., deputies observed a white Dodge truck swerving on SH66, near South 4200, in Rogers County.
Deputies then turned on their lights and initiated pursuit, at which time, the subject “sped up in an attempt to elude” (deputies), running several stop signs in the process, reports indicate.
The truck soon pulled into a residence in Foyil, at which time, the deputy observed the driver — later identified as Strickland — exiting the vehicle and “run into the residence,” according to reports. 
The deputy also observed a passenger exit the vehicle and “move towards” the residence, but instead, surrendered himself (to the deputy) without incident, later identifying himself as Joshua Jones.
While checking Jones’ pockets, deputies found a syringe, which Jones state “were not his, neither were the shorts,” saying he “didn’t know there was a syringe in the pocket,” reports indicate.
Nonetheless, Jones was then placed under arrest, during which time, Strickland exited the residence, apologizing for having run, and surrendered himself to deputies.
Strickland also was taken into custody and the pair were transported to the sheriff’s office where they were arrested and booked into Rogers County Jail.
Strickland was booked on charges of eluding police officer, failure to display signal lamps/devices, failure to keep right, and failure to stop at stop sign.
Jones was booked on a lone misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

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