Court documents filed in Carter County District Court revealed further details of the high speed chase which led to the arrest of Daniel Scott Walker over the weekend.
According to the charging documents, Walker was charged with a felony count of eluding/attempting to elude a police officer on Saturday, August 18. In the documents, Carter County District Attorney Craig Ladd alleges that Walker willfully increased his speed in excess of 100 miles per hour, endangering numerous individuals traveling on Interstate 35 at the time, as he attempted to elude Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers. Walker is said to have been driving a 2006 Ford pickup northbound between mile markers one and 31 and Highway 70, even allegedly after having been given visual and audible signals to stop by law enforcement, and a red light and siren.
If convicted of eluding, Walker could face between one and five years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000 to $5,000 or both.
A second felony count, running a road block, alleges that Walker ran roadblocks set by law enforcement at I-35 Mile Marker 20 and again at Mile Marker 27. That felony carries potential punishment of up to a $5,000 fine and/or one to five years imprisonment.
Bond was set in the amount of $75,000 in the case. The preliminary conference hearing is set for October 10.