Residential theft leads to high-speed pursuit through OKC

Pictured (L-R) is Michael Rodriguez, Lindina Marmalejo and Justin Wasson.

Three people remain behind bars following a high-speed pursuit through southern Logan County and into Oklahoma City.

The incident took place in the early morning hours of Sept. 7 after two deputies were called out to Rosewood Addition, located at Penn and Waterloo, after a witness saw people inside a newly built home with flashlights.

The deputies were unable to find anyone inside the home. However, as the deputies were walking back to their units, a Chevrolet truck began traveling at them at a high rate of speed with no lights on.

One deputy realized the speeding truck could not fit between their patrol units without impact causing the deputy to jump away from the moving vehicle, according to a court document. After impact, the deputy was able to see several white doors in the back of the runaway truck.

The deputies soon followed behind in pursuit.

Speeds reached over 100 mph with the truck still without any lights on.

The pursuit traveled through Edmond with several traffic violations. The pursuit moved onto Memorial Road and almost ended when the vehicle lost control after hitting a median but the driver was able to gain control despite damaging a tire.

With speeds down to 55 mph with the blown tire, the truck finally stopped and two people were taken into custody, including the driver, 54-year-old Lindina Gale Marmalejo of Newcastle, and the passenger 45-year-old Michael Rodriguez of Oklahoma City.

Later, 44-year-old Justin Wasson, of Oklahoma City, was also taken into custody.

Deputies found a total of 14 stolen doors with a value of $5,000, tile worth $700, and a garbage disposal.

Marmalejo was charged with five counts, including assault with a dangerous weapon, eluding a police officer, burglary in the second degree, grand larceny, and conspiracy. She was handed down a $100,000 bond.

Wasson and Rodriguez were charged with burglary in the second degree, grand larceny, and conspiracy to commit a felony. Bond was set at $50,000.


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