An Ardmore man was arrested  early Thursday morning after an alleged attempted burglary led to a chase that crossed county lines.
Joshriquez Dearron Walker, 26, was arrested on charges including endangering others while eluding a police officer, running a road block, use of a firearm while committing a felony and attempted first degree burglary.
Ardmore Police Dept. Deputy Chief Kevin Norris said the alleged attempted burglary set events in motion just after midnight Wednesday night in the 400 block of 7th Ave. Northwest.
“Dispatch relayed that the caller was armed and suspected the subject may be as well,” Norris said.
Before officers could arrive, Norris said, the subject got into his vehicle and fled the scene.
“An officer saw him in the 700 block of Wolverton and attempted to initiate a traffic stop,” Norris said. “That is when the chase began.”
Norris said the subject initially attempted to evade the officer in the residential area where he was first spotted by law enforcement, but then made his way to the Interstate. Once on I-35, speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour as the subject and pursuing officer continued toward Love County.
“Once it crossed over into Love County, they took the lead,” Norris said. “A Marietta officer set up spike strips, which were successful.” Prior to that, the subject allegedly went through a road block, further evading officers attempting to stop him.
“Finally at around the 2 mile marker, the subject’s vehicle veered off the west side of the Interstate,” Norris said. “The subject then took off on foot.”
A Lighthorse officer then caught up and tased the subject. That officer was able to detain the subject and Walker was placed under arrest.
Norris said the subject was in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest.
“That firearm has been turned over to the OSBI for testing,” Norris said.
The weapon is being tested because it appears to be a fully automatic weapon. Norris said that the AK-47 was not loaded, however law enforcement did discover bullets and a magazine in the vehicle.
Walker was transported to the Carter County Detention Center and charges were sent to the Carter County District Attorney’s office. Norris said the case is still currently under investigation.