Texas law officers found two Oklahoma City men and an Edmond boy hiding in a closet under a blanket after a 10-hour standoff in Colorado City, Texas, authorities said Wednesday.
Myron McDonald Jr., 22, and Christopher Deshawn Johnson, 24, were being held in the Mitchell County jail on complaints of attempted capital murder and felon in possession of a firearm, Sheriff Patrick Toombs said. McDonald also was being held on a complaint of evading arrest.
The 16-year-old boy was being held at a juvenile facility in Abilene, authorities said.
The three Oklahomans are suspected of firing shots at a Texas state trooper during a Monday morning traffic stop, Toombs said.
A sport utility vehicle owned by an Oklahoma City car dealership, traveling 109 mph on Interstate 20, was stopped by the trooper about 6:20 a.m. near Colorado City, Toombs said.
The speed limit for the area is 75 mph.
After shots were fired, the SUV fled and led several law enforcement officers in a 30-mile, high-speed chase through Colorado City and surrounding rural areas.
“About eight miles into the chase, another shot was fired at the trooper,” Toombs said.
Law enforcement officers lost sight of the SUV because of dust from a dirt road, he said.
The SUV was recovered about 7:10 a.m. Police think the suspects called friends who took them to a private residence and later to a building that is sometimes used as an unlicensed bar, Toombs said. Law officers arrived at the building about 2 p.m., he said.
After midnight, a SWAT team entered the building and found the suspects, who were taken into custody without incident, he said.
A disassembled 9 mm Glock handgun was found in three different sites and a Mac-11 semi-automatic weapon was found in the bathroom, Toombs said.
Both men have felony drug and weapon violations in Oklahoma County, court records show.
Colorado City is about 350 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.