Oklahoma Highway Patrol releases names of 3 people involved in Thursday night's chase in NW Oklahoma City

Troopers detained Francis Eugene Jones, Stephen Wise, and Cassady Wyphe after the car chase.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: March 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm •  Published: March 18, 2014
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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the names of three people it says were involved in Thursday night’s chase and shooting.

Troopers detained Stephen Wise, 37, and Cassady Wyphe shortly after the pursuit ended at Wilshire Boulevard near Rockwell Avenue. Wise was taken to the Oklahoma County jail on outstanding warrants. Wyphe was freed at the scene, patrol Lt. Brian Orr said.

Francis Eugene Jones — the driver of the car — was arrested in connection with outstanding warrants shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday near NW 82 and Western Avenue. He was taken to the OU Medical Center for observation after suffering unrelated health issues, Orr said. Ages for Wyphe and Jones were not available Monday night.

About 10 shots were fired at troopers during the pursuit — which started about 8:45 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 40 near Interstate 44 — and the gun was recovered after the car was abandoned, Orr said.

Wise is in the Oklahoma County jail on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill and multiple outstanding warrants, a jail official said Monday.

Troopers will give their report concerning the pursuit to the district attorney’s office this week for charges, Orr said.


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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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