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Deputies arrest stolen vehicle suspect after pursuit



On 01/16/22 at 1200 hours Wagoner County Deputy A. Hull was patrolling area of 193rd and 71st in Wagoner County.  He observed a maroon pickup pull into the mobile home park and appeared to be speeding. He attempted to make contact with the pickup, but it accelerated and fled at a high rate of speed, through a mobile home park.  Upon checking the vehicle tag, Wagoner County E-911 Dispatch confirmed the vehicle was stolen out of Cherokee County.

The driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to lose Deputy Hull on several occasions by driving through fields and parking lots.  After a lengthy pursuit, the suspect wrecked his vehicle in the area of 21st and Garnett in Tulsa.  A short foot pursuit ensued before the suspect was taken into custody without any further incident.

The suspect identified himself as Jesse Smith of Tahlequah, OK.  The suspect was transported to the Wagoner Community Hospital where he was found to be fit for confinement by medical staff.  The suspect was then transported to Wagoner County Detention Center and booked on complaints of Felony Eluding an Officer, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Attempted Assault with a deadly weapon, Driving Under Suspension and Speeding.

On 01-20-2022 Wagoner County Deputies discovered that the suspect had provided a false name to deputies.  The suspects real name is Brandon K Hembree, 33 years old, of Welling, OK.  Brandon Hembree will receive additional charges for providing false information to deputies.

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Tulsa Police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Broken Arrow Police Department with their assistance on this incident.

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