The Edmond Sun

May 8, 2013

Cops arrest pursuit suspect back in Edmond

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A suspect wanted in Tuesday’s high-speed pursuit that began in downtown Edmond was arrested about 24 hours later — in downtown Edmond.

Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said after officers learned the suspect had come to the city to sell gold at a local gold and coin shop, officers asked employees at the business, located just south of the downtown area, to be on the lookout for the suspect.

An employee suspected a customer was the suspect and called 911 at 12:26 p.m. Wednesday, Monroe said.

Officers swarmed the area looking for the suspect who saw them and fled on foot, Monroe said. His path took him to the alley behind The Edmond Sun office at 123 S. Broadway and to the alley behind The Sun’s print shop just south of West Edmond Road. The suspect was seen by Edmond Sun employees at one point hiding in the alcove at the newspaper’s back door before darting across West Edmond Road with police in pursuit.

Officers detained the suspect who complained of being dehydrated, and he was transported to OU Medical Center-Edmond for treatment, Monroe said.

Monroe said the suspect has been identified as Jordon Uhlenhopp, 23, who was arrested on a felony attempting to elude complaint. Police believe he is a resident of Logan County where he was wanted on active warrants, Monroe said.

Officers would be interviewing the suspect after he is released from the hospital, Monroe said.

On Tuesday, Monroe said officers attempted to stop a red Honda Accord near the station. Instead of complying, the driver dropped off a passenger at First and Littler and drove through north Edmond into Logan County reaching speeds up to 100 mph.

The driver did not stop at intersections and there were several near-misses during the pursuit, Monroe said.

At point, officers lost track of the vehicle in Logan County, Monroe said. At about 3 p.m., officers were continuing to search for the vehicle. | 341-2121, ext. 108