A Southwest Oklahoma man pleaded not guilty Dec. 2 to felony charges of larceny of an automobile and knowingly receiving or concealing stolen property.
Pleiades Uriah Lee Douglas, 28, of Weatherford, faces imprisonment in the Department of Corrections for up to 10 years and a fine on the larceny charge, and five years in the State Penitentiary and/or a fine of up to $500 on the property charge.
On Nov. 16, a Roland police officer was dispatched to Pizza Hut in reference to the theft of a black 2019 Cadillac Escalade.
The officer attempted to locate the vehicle but was unable to, so she came back to speak with the female victim who said she had pulled up right next to the front door at Pizza Hut and left her vehicle running while she walked inside. She stated that while she was speaking to employees inside the Pizza Hut lobby, she looked back and noticed her Escalade was gone.
A witness told police he saw a white male wearing a greenish/gray hoodie walking through the Pizza Hut parking lot. The man said he looked down at his phone and look up as the Cadillac was taking off at a high rate of speed. The witness said that’s when he called the Roland Police Department.
Shortly afterward, dispatch informed the Roland police that Muldrow police had stopped the Escalade there.
An officer with the Muldrow Police Department told Roland officers that Douglas told him he didn’t really know whose vehicle he took. He said he had just gotten out of a detention facility in Arkansas and had just seen the vehicle running and got in it. Douglas said he was trying to find money in the vehicle so he could get a bus ticket home.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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