Monday, April 20, 2020

Warrant Issued in Phone Theft

A felony arrest warrant was issued April 15 against a Gore man who allegedly stole a cellular telephone.

Larry Daniels, 30, faces a grand larceny charge in the case, a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to two years (or one year in the county jail), by a fine of up to $1,000 or both.

According to a police report, Daniels contacted Kenneth Cowart on March 11 and asked for money. Cowart told Daniels he would have to go to the bank and get cash from the ATM at Firstar Bank in Sallisaw.

While Cowart was on his way to the bank, Daniels called him again asking how much longer he would be. When Cowart arrived at the bank, Daniels was there waiting.

Cowart exited his vehicle, leaving the driver’s side door open, to use the ATM. While he was making the transaction, Daniels walked up behind Cowart and got in his truck. Daniels then got out of the truck, got the money and left.

When Cowart got back in his truck, he discovered that his Samsung Galaxy S9 he had laid on the truck’s center console was missing. Cowart said he later confronted Daniels, who denied taking the phone. However, video footage from the bank shows Daniels in Cowart’s truck. He can be seen looking around the vehicle and through the console. Daniels is then shown reaching toward the right front side of the console with his right hand and grab something dark in color. Daniels then puts it near his left leg as he leans his right hip up and stuffs the object into his clothing, then exits the vehicle.

Phone service records show that Cowart’s phone is valued at $1,100.

Daniels’ bond was set at $5,000.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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