Blackwell man arrested by troopers following pursuit

May 22, 2020 | Courts|Police

BLACKWELL — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop K reports that on May 20, at approximately 9:45 p.m. troopers initiated a pursuit on a red Ford F-150 traveling southbound out of the city limits of Blackwell. 

According to the Kay County Sheriff logs, troopers requested back up from deputies at 9:50 p.m.

The pursuit lasted nearly 20 minutes, spanning 19 miles down county roads with speeds reaching 100mph.

Jerry Wayne Campbell

At 10:04 the driver reportedly wrecked in a wheat field at 140th and Gate Road. Troopers report the pickup failed to navigate a correction line, departed the roadway to the left into a ditch and then crossed back over the road while airborne and crashed into a tractor parked on the side of the road. The driver identified as Jerry Campbell, 49, Blackwell, fled the scene but was caught by troopers a shot time later.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol photo.

Booking reports from the Kay County Detention Center show that Campbell was arrested by Trooper Aaron Crompton and booked in the county jail on pending charges of eluding, resisting arrest, and DUI drugs. He was held in lieu of $5,500 bond. On Aug. 19, 2019, Campbell entered a no contest plea to felony charges of unlawful possession of a CDS with intent to distribute after two or more felony convictions and was given a 10-year suspended prison sentence.