Burkburnett 21-Year-Old Charged in High-Speed Chase

Published 02/23 2014 09:08PM

Updated 02/23 2014 09:11PM

Charges are now filed against a man authorities say led them on a high-speed chase spanning two states yesterday with speeds exceeding 100 miles-per-hour.

Twenty-one year-old Cody Linker is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and violation of a protective order.

He's being held in the Wichita County Jail where his bond is set at $80,000.

Authorities say Linker led them on a 30 minute long chase starting just before 5 yesterday evening on I-44.

They say a Burkburnett police officer tried to pull over a maroon Geo Metro, driven by Linker, for a traffic violation but he took off.

He then led police, sheriff's deputies, and DPS troopers on a chase into Oklahoma with speeds topping the triple digits.

That's where OHP troopers caught up with him but he turned around and started heading back to Texas.

Sheriff's deputies had set up spikes near the KOA Campground in Burk.

Those spikes flattened three of the vehicle's four tires finally causing Linker to stop.

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