Sunday, December 15, 2019

Police Seek Vian Duo in Burglary Inquiry

An arrest warrant was issued Dec. 9 against Gregory Travis Cullum, 29, and Robert Lee “Lil’ Rob” Myers, 35, on a second-degree burglary charge.

A report reveals that a Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputy was called Sept. 30 to a home at 101562 S. 4450 Road to take a report of stolen jewelry.

The homeowner told the deputy that when she returned home from work, the door on the north side of her residence was open, but the lock on the door was still locked. The woman said she normally doesn’t lock her deadbolt. An inspection revealed no marks on the door that would indicate force was used to enter the home.

The woman said several items were taken from the home.

On Oct. 1, a sheriff’s investigator reviewing the case remembered that the Vian Police Department had confiscated suspected stolen jewelry from Cullum when he was arrested Oct. 1. 

The investigator contacted the homeowner to identify some of the items. She confirmed the items were hers.

On Oct. 17, Cullum was taken from the Sequoyah County Jail to the criminal investigation office at the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department.

When asked about the jewelry, Cullum said he had bought it from “Lil’ Rob.” Cullum said he had bought the items to sell what he could or to possibly trade for methamphetamine.

Cullum said he and Myers went to the residence and discovered an unlocked door, which they entered. He said the men found the jewelry cabinet in the woman’s bedroom and Cullum said he and Myers dumped the contents of the cabinet and left the residence with their haul.

A search of Myers’ name on an Internet-based search engine for pawnshops and scrap yards revealed that he had sold three jewelry items at a Tahlequah pawn shop on Oct. 7. The woman later identified that jewelry as hers.

On Oct. 21, the deputy contacted Myers at his Vian residence. “Lil’ Rob” denied knowing about the heist, saying the last time he had pawned anything had been three weeks earlier. Myers gave his date of birth, which corresponded with the information on the sale ticket at the pawn shop. Myers refused to comment further.

Second-degree burglary is a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to seven years.

Bond for Cullum was set at $7,000, while no bond was set for Myers.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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