News Headlines - April 11

Two teens arrested after stealing Jeep, leading troopers on two-county chase
Two teens from Denison were arrested yesterday after they led law enforcement on a high speed chase across two counties.

Authorities say 18-year-old Austin Mitchell and a 16-year-old driver stole a Jeep and led DPS troopers through Grayson and Collin County.

The Jeep, valued at over $40,000, had been stolen early Thursday morning from a dealership in Denison, but resurfaced shortly when troopers attempted to stop the driver for reckless driving. Instead of stopping, he took off.

The chase followed U.S. Highway 75 south, into Colin County, then back north, going through Gunter at around 8:15 in the morning. Speeds reached over 100 miles per hour during the pursuit.

It ended at King and Throckmorton Streets in Sherman when one of the tires on the jeep went flat. Mitchell and the juvenile driver were arrested.

When searching the vehicle, authorities found candy, also stolen from the dealership, smeared all over the interior of the vehicle, and a President Obama mask.

The teens are being charged with multiple crimes, including theft, burglary, evading and reckless driving. The investigation is still ongoing.

Grass fire in Love County claims acreage, one department vehicle

A large fire burned for several hours on Thursday in Love County, claiming several acres of land and at least one department fire truck.

Love County and at least 6 other departments responded the fire on Quarts and Batson Road, west of Burneyville, to battle the blaze. No structures were claimed in the blaze, but at least one department’s truck caught fire. It was quickly extinguished though.

No injuries or structural damage was reported.

5 to be inducted into Chickasaw Hall of Fame

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Five people are scheduled for induction into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame next month.

The ceremony is May 1 at the Riverwind Showplace Theater in Norman.

The inductees are Chickasaw storyteller and fluent speaker Irene L. Digby of Davis; retired Army National Guard Master Sgt. Marvin Mitchell of Fitzhugh and physician James Wilburn Hampton of Oklahoma City.

Also to be inducted are Chickasaw educator Silas C. Wolf, Jr. of Norman and Chickasaw Ambassador Charles Blackwell. Blackwell will be honored posthumously.

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby, who will also attend, says the inductees have made significant contributions to the tribe and the larger community.

He says their commitment to sharing tribal history, culture and history epitomizes the spirit and perseverance of the Chickasaw people.


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