TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Tulsa Police Department is investigating after a vehicle crashed into an east Tulsa home near South 124th East Avenue and East 16th Street Monday.
Police say they were attempting to pull over an SUV when the driver took off, speeding through stop signs. Police started to follow, but it was over in less than a minute.
Officers believe the driver wasn't able to make the turn in time, and instead, went through the intersection and into the front of the house.
Inside the SUV, the man behind the wheel, identified as Christian Newkirk, had a $250,000 felony warrant.
Newkirk's ex-wife, identified as Candi Lewis, who was in the passenger seat, had some warrants from the city, and in the back seat, police found a teenager and a baby who was not safely secured.
"We do a lot of proactive patrols in areas where we have a lot of gun violence, so in this case, no guns involved or anything, but the subject did have felony warrants and was willing to put his family in danger to try and get away from police," said Sgt. Rusty Brown with the Tulsa Police Gang Unit.
Everyone in the vehicle had to be checked out by paramedics or were taken to the hospital.
No one was inside the home at the time aside from two dogs who were rescued safely.
Newkirk will now be charged with felony eluding, and two charges of felony child endangerment, on top of his existing warrant.