The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in a break-in approximately one mile east of Pinhook Corner that occurred Tuesday morning.
A neighbor contacted the homeowner after seeing and hearing suspicious activity at the property. Deputies arrived to find a black Ford F-150 truck loaded with stolen goods preparing to leave the scene. “It was good timing on the part of our deputies,” stated Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane.
Undersheriff Greg Cox said Tuesday that when the two suspects spotted law enforcement they fled in the truck through a field, then ran from the truck on foot.
Deputies canvassed the area and deployed drones to search in the heavily wooded area. They were able to catch one of the suspects, Jennifer James, of Warner. James was spotted lying on the side of the road, partially concealed under a tree on Leathers Mountain Road.
Deputies are still looking for the second person allegedly involved in the break-in, Gene Fleet also of Warner.
Lane stated that all of the homeowner’s property was recovered.
Law enforcement is still searching the area for Fleet. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to call the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s office at 918-775-9155.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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