Court dates set for pair arrested after rollover accident

April 27, 2020 | Courts

NEWKIRK — Two subjects arrested following a roll-over accident in the 400 block of north Lake Street on April 20 are scheduled for appearances in Kay County District Court.

Kassandra Mary-Jean Anderson, 22, Kaw City, and Christine Betsy Byrd, 19, Ponca City, are set for initial appearances on May 1.

Byrd is facing a felony charge of eluding police and a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. (see photo)

Anderson is being held on warrants on possible new pending charges. (see story)

Ponca City police officer Kisen Sharp reports in the affidavit that at 8:43 a.m. he was patrolling westbound in the 1500 block of west Highland when he saw a black Ford Explorer that had been reported stolen. Sharp attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver accelerated and a pursuit ensued with speeds reaching 70 miles per hour.

Sharp reports the vehicle was swerving and changing lanes repeatedly until it turned southbound at the intersection of Elm and Highland, then westbound on Hazel and Elm.The shift supervisor terminated the pursuit at the intersection of Hazel and Osage.

At that time Ponca City Animal Control Officer Steve Minor contacted police and reported a roll over accident near 413 N. Lake. Minor detained a subject who was attempting to flee southbound. Sharp and other officers arrived and identified Anderson as the subject trying to flee. The driver, Byrd, was trapped in the vehicle. Byrd is free on $2,500 bond.

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