A Konawa man charged with four felonies is in the McClain County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing conference for Zachary E. House, 29, will be at 9 a.m. July 29.

He is charged in McClain County District Court with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, endangering others while attempting to elude police and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

House was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Prosecutors filed the charges after former felony convictions.

According to an affidavit, House was wanted for questioning by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for leaving the scene of an injury accident.

His mother, Robbie Busler, was driving him to the hospital on June 3 in far southeast McClain County.

When House saw a McClain County deputy sheriff’s unit parked in a neighbor’s driveway on an unrelated call, he allegedly shoved the tip of a knife blade against Busler’s right leg.

Telling her to drive, he reportedly pushed down on her right leg causing the car to accelerate.

Fearing for her life, Busler continued to drive against her will, according to the affidavit.

The neighbor identified Busler’s car as the vehicle that picked House up when OHP was looking for him.

The deputy followed the car, which accelerated out of sight around a curve. It came to a stop at Fox Road and 110th Street and the deputy reported seeing Busler arguing with and pushing House.

Busler exited the car and House climbed into the driver’s seat and drove away with the deputy in pursuit.

The chase went into Pontotoc County at speeds in excess of 70 mph. House reportedly drove into oncoming traffic several times, running vehicles off the highway as the pursuit continued back into McClain County at speeds reaching 80 mph before fleeing to Garvin County.

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