LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –Lawton police arrested three people following a brief car and foot chase.
Lawton police were sent to a home on the 500 block of Northwest Bell Avenue Thursday afternoon on the belief that two people wanted by the Tulsa Police Department would there. Sure enough, Justin Collins and Leah Niswonger were backing out of the home's driveway in a yellow Camaro police believe may have been stolen. The officer activated his lights and siren, and Collins sped off.
Collins tried to get away from the officer by quickly circling around and going back to the home. Police say Collins got out of the still running car and ran away. As other officers chased after Collins, one stayed behind with Niswonger. She was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
As police searched for Collins, they came across Clinton Busse, who appeared to be hiding in a shed in the home's backyard. Detectives at the scene went inside the home after they noticed the back door had been kicked in. While in the home, they found a small marijuana grow in one of the bedrooms. Busse admitted to police the marijuana plants and pipe were his.
While detectives collected the evidence from the bedroom, they heard the back door open and saw Collins running. One of the detectives was able to catch up to Collins 40 yards away and tackled him.
Collins was arrested at 6 p.m. Thursday for eluding police, possession of marijuana, resisting an officer and for two warrants out of Comanche County. The warrants were for uttering a forged instrument and assaulting an officer.