Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Pond

At 10:35 a.m. Tuesday morning the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department received a report that a male subject had kicked open the door to a residence south of Muldrow. The owner of the property was home at the time and chased the subject through the house. The subject exited the home and fled on foot into a wooded area south of the residence. After the subject had left the scene, the property owner realized that his vehicle had also been broken into.

According to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart, another call was received approximately three hours later from a residence less than a quarter of a mile from the first incident. The caller stated that a male subject was inside her vehicle attempting to steal it. When the suspect was confronted he produced a shotgun and fled into a wooded area.

Sequoyah County deputies along with Muldrow Police officers set up a perimeter and located the suspect carrying a shotgun and running in a pasture. During the foot pursuit the suspect jumped into a large pond and refused to come out. Deputies entered the pond and placed the suspect under arrest. 

The suspect has been identified as Colton Williams, 24, from the Keota, Oklahoma area. "After he was arrested we found items in his possession that lead us to a third burglary which was the location where the firearms were stolen from," stated Sheriff Lockhart. Williams will face several burglary charges and is currently being held in the Sequoyah County jail.

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