Two Arkansas men are being held in the Sequoyah County Jail in Sallisaw after a chase Wednesday along Interstate 40 that ended in Muldrow.
Curtis Godwin, 24, of Ozark, Ark., and James Paul Syrock, 20, of Van Buren were arrested after they were spied by a county deputy early Wednesday driving 10 miles over the speed limit in a rural Roland area.
Godwin was driving an older model BMW and Syrock was a passenger. Godwin led the deputy on a chase going west hitting speeds over 100 miles per hour, it was reported.
Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin said Sallisaw police were alerted to the high-speed chase along State Highway 64, and put stop sticks out near the Sallisaw Sports Complex, east of the city, but Godwin was able to avoid the sticks, then drove onto Interstate 40 and head back east toward Muldrow, where he was eventually stopped.
A Muldrow officer reported he saw something thrown out of the BMW, and a bag of what appeared to be methamphetamine was found later.
Godwin was booked into the county jail on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon (for attempting to ram a police car), eluding a police officer, driving with a suspended or revoked license, destroying evidence, running a road block, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, all after former conviction of three felonies. He is also being held on a warrant out of Franklin County, Ark.
Syrock was booked into the county jail for destroying evidence and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, all after former conviction of four felonies. He is also being held on an Arkansas parole warrant.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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