NORMAN, Okla. — A man is in custody after leading local law enforcement on a more than three-hour chase through Cleveland and Oklahoma counties.

The individual, whose name has not been released, was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle. Cleveland County Sheriff's deputies, Oklahoma City police and Moore police participated in the chase.

"OKC Police Department became involved in a chase with a subject in possession of a stolen car," Sheriff Todd Gibson said.

Cleveland County deputies intercepted the male subject near 164th and Pennsylvania Avenue.

"The chase had gone on for three hours," Gibson said. "I saw it had gone on too long, and I instructed deputies to get involved with the pursuit.

When the car became disabled and stuck in a pond, the suspect ran, Gibson said. Cleveland County deputies pursued him through a field where he was apprehended.

"In any situation that we deal with on a day to day basis, our goal is always to use the least amount of force that we have to and that's what we did here," Gibson said.

He believes shots were fired in Oklahoma City prior to Cleveland County's involvement. Reports indicate a citizen fired shots at the suspect during the chase. That individual is in custody.

Information indicated the suspect did not have any firearms.

"Our role was not to take over any business from Oklahoma City, but we enjoy and appreciate our partnership with Oklahoma City and are always happy to assist," Gibson said. "We appreciate them allowing us to help in the solution to the problem."

According to Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department, the chase went through Moore and one vehicle was damaged, although no injuries were reported. Moore police picked up the chase around 10:30 a.m. and terminated their chase after Oklahoma City police picked it up. 

The man was taken into custody by Cleveland County Sheriff's deputy after backing the truck into a pond.

More on this story as it develops.


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