The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating, Johnathan Paul Barns, of Gore. Yesterday, around 5 a.m., night shift deputies attempted to stop a stolen vehicle out of Tulsa. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. After deputies chased the vehicle for several miles, the vehicle stopped and the driver and passenger ran on foot.
Deputies were able to apprehend the passenger, Darren Wayne Lyle, 29, of Gore who was arrested for warrants.
The driver was able to escape deputies on foot, but left behind some information in the vehicle that helped to identify him. The Sheriff’s Office posted a message to Johnathan today on their Facebook page:
“So, Johnathan Paul Barns, Sheriff Frazier has a message for you: We would love to return your property and talk to you about your warrant. You are also facing numerous charges in Muskogee County and it would be much easier if you would turn yourself in. If you need a ride, we can help you out, our number is 918-687-0202.
But, if you don’t want to turn yourself in, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office will be out looking for you. Until then, we’ll hold on to your state ID and the other items you left in the car.”
Barns is facing new charges and currently has a no-bond warrant for false declaration of ownership.
Anyone with any information about the location of Johnathan Barns in asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 918-687-0202.