(Stillwater) — A Perkins teenager who was arrested following a high-speed chase that ended at Ripley Road and Highway 33 was arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge alleging he rammed his Cadillac twice from behind into a Payne County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car.
Tahli Nashoba Jacob, 18, remained jailed Wednesday on $25,000 bail on charges of assault and battery with his vehicle as a dangerous weapon, attempting to elude a police officer, carrying weapons and having no insurance.
No one was injured and another patrol car sustained only minor damage when the pursuit ended with Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Nack forcing Jacob’s Cadillac off the road, Payne County Undersheriff Garry McKinnis told KUSH radio.
A chase that reached speeds of 80 to 100 mph with Deputy Rockford Brown in pursuit, along with officers from the Perkins Police Department and the Iowa Tribal Police Department, began at 7:50 a.m. Saturday when the teenager failed to stop at 44th and Western south of Stillwater, the undersheriff said.
During the high-speed pursuit, which lasted for 15 to 20 minutes, Jacob is alleged to have driven his Cadillac into Deputy Brown’s patrol car from behind on two separate occasions, according to the charge. Brown’s patrol car was not damaged, the undersheriff said.
Jacob is also alleged to have endangered other drivers in an attempt to elude the officer, to have possessed in his vehicle a pink stun gun rated at 950,000 volts and two freshly-sharpened machetes, and to have failed to maintain a security verification form in the Cadillac.
If convicted of the four-count charge, Jacob could be incarcerated for as much as 11 years plus 60 days and fined $2,500, court records show.