A chase that started in Henryetta ended in Okfuskee County with a motorcycle driver arrested on several charges Friday afternoon.
Henryetta police chief Steve Norman said he tried to pull over a motorcycle at 15th and Division around 4 p.m. when the driver sped away. After going west on Hornbeam Road, the fleeing suspect was said to have tried to turn onto a dirt road but lost control and laid the bike down.
He was taken into custody there and transported to Hillcrest Henryetta for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver, identified as Jamie Vicars, 31, of Wetumka, was charged with attempting to elude, driving under suspension, expired tag, improper tag display and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is still investigating the death of an Oklahoma City man on I-40 in Okfuskee County Thursday night.
Trooper David Storts said the victim, James Owens, 31, Oklahoma City, was standing in the roadway when he was struck by a 2016 Volvo semi driven by Michael Vance, 42 of San Antonio. The accident shut down the westbound traffic lanes on the interstate for nearly two hours.

Firemen were called out to extinguish this fire at a vacant home in the 1300 block of West Division Friday afternoon. The house had been undergoing renovation over recent weeks. No one was home at the time the fire broke out. The main part of the fire was concentrated in the rear of the house but smoke filled the entire structure. Firemen also faced near-100 degree temperature while trying to get the flames under control.

stacy lawsonHenryetta police are looking for Stacey Lawson who disappeared Thursday morning.
Lawson was last seen around 7:50 when she was supposed to make a deposit at First National Bank.
The 41-year-old wife of Henryetta businessman Heath Lawson was said to be driving a 2015 black Jeep Cherokee with a front tag that reads “Rheba’s Flowers.” She is a compliance officer at American Exchange Bank.
Police chief Steve Norman said a statewide alert has been issued for both Lawson and the vehicle.
"If anyone hears from her or sees the vehicle, they should contact the Henryetta police department or her family immediately," he said.

 

UPDATE:

She was located Friday. No further information has been given by the Henryetta police department.

A domestic dispute at Nichols Park could have been deadly Monday afternoon.
Henryetta police were called to the park after a report of two cars driving recklessly nearly running one vehicle off the road.
The police were able to contact both parties involved and defused the situation.
No injuries were reported although the incident was said to have taken place while parents and children were at several ball games.
No arrests were made.