A man starts the new year in jail after an out-of-state carjacking and kidnapping ends in a police pursuit and arrest in Creek County.
Creek County Sheriff’s Deputy Randal Arnold says about 4:30 am he, along with deputies Ben Hill and Travis Braswell, were dispatched to the 23400 block of West 71st Street South near 161st to investigate an alleged kidnapping and carjacking at gunpoint. According to Arnold, the victim called and stated he’d been kidnapped at gunpoint and left on the side of the road. Police say the man didn’t initially know where he was, but dispatch was able to ping his phone to the location and find him.
When they arrived on the scene Deputy Hill spoke with the victim, who stated he’d gone with a friend to Vegas Video in Carthage, Missouri (an Adult Video Store and “Men’s Day Spa”) and fallen asleep in the vehicle while his friend went into the business. The Victim states he awoke to an unknown white male, later identified as 40-year-old Brandon Wayne Kirby, wearing a mask and pointing a gun in his face.
According to police, Kirby drove the Victim against his will through Galena, Kansas, Joplin, Missouri, Webb City, Missouri, and then Tulsa, Oklahoma before driving further west into Creek County. Arnold says the man told him Kirby ingested Methamphetamine, pistol-whipped him in the head and repeatedly threatened him with the gun. Kirby drove the Victim to the area of 241st West Avenue and 71st Street South before stopping, pointing a gun at the victim and told him to get out of the Vehicle.
Creek County Sheriff Deputy Hill took the Victim to the Creek County Sheriff’s Office to gather more information and while there, began working with On-Star to track the Victim’s vehicle. On-Star alerted the officers that the vehicle was in Sand Springs and in use. Sand Springs Police located the vehicle and attempted to perform a traffic stop, but Kirby decided to flee in the Victim’s car.
In an effort to end the chase safely, On-Star sent a signal to the vehicle to slow it down so that it couldn’t operate at a high speed. According to police reports, officers with Sand Springs Police Department and Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol pursued the vehicle for several miles but the Defendant continued to elude. Sand Springs Police Department requested mutual aid from the Creek County Sheriff’s Office to get ahead of the pursuit and deploy stop sticks. The stop sticks deployment was successful, but Kirby still would not pull over. Finally, OHP performed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention and disabled the vehicle on Wekiwa Road and 161st West Avenue. Kirby exited the vehicle and began to run north into a wooded area towards State Highway 412, dropping a black semi-auto Hi-Point .45cal handgun, and a black stocking cap. He was found a short time later in the tall grass near a drainage ditch, about 200-250 yards north of where he exited the vehicle.
A records check revealed multiple felony convictions out of Creek, Osage, and Okmulgee Counties for charges ranging from Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Aggravated Assault and Battery, Burglary, and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. It was also discovered the Defendant was wanted out of Osage County, for Burglary in the Second Degree.