Ardmore police officers responding to a burglary call were led on a high-speed chase early Thursday morning.

APD Sgt. Brandon Cathey responded to the call shortly after 3 a.m., near the 1400 block of SW Oakridge Rd., when according to APD Capt. Keith Ingle, Cathey spotted a vehicle matching the description of one used to flee the scene of an armed robbery. He pursued the vehicle onto Interstate 35 North and out of Ardmore.

According to Ingle, three teenagers, Ethan Kchao, 19, of Norman, Clay Wilburn, 18, of Norman, and a 17-year-old juvenile, led officers on a chase that reached speeds of 55 mph in the city and 120 mph on I-35.

According to Ingle, the pursuit ended near the Arbuckle Mountains near Mile Marker 45, when the vehicle ran out of gas.

Ingle said the driver and front seat passenger jumped into the back seat after the vehicle came to a stop, leaving an unloaded 9mm pistol and CO2 pistol on the floorboard. The 9mm was reported stolen from Fort Worth, Texas.

Ingle said officers believe the 17 year old was the driver, adding that the vehicle was listed as “unauthorized use” out of Norman.

Ingle said the pistols are believed to have been used prior to the pursuit in an armed robbery at the Ardmore residence where the initial call originated.

“The door had been left open for the son, we believe the son knew the suspects,” Ingle said. “We believe the suspects came by to see the son, noticed his car was gone and decided to rob him. They were surprised by the mom, and decided to rob her. She went in to get on to her son for coming in late and had a gun pulled on her.”

Ingle said the alleged victim was uninjured, but was “shaken up a bit by the robbery.”

Ingle said the juvenile was remitted to the custody of  state juvenile services and transported to Bryan County on charges of attempting to elude, conjoint robbery and possession of stolen property.
Kchao and Wilburn were booked into Carter County Jail on charges of conjoint robbery with a firearm, conspiracy to commit felony and possession of stolen property.

Ingle said more than $2,500 worth of allegedly stolen “high-dollar” clothing and handbags were recovered from the vehicle.