Tulsa Detention Officer Arrested On Burglary, DUI Complaints
A Tulsa County Jail detention officer was arrested Monday morning in Sand Springs after police said he tried to break into city trucks. Dalton Wayne Wildcat, 25, was taken into custody just before 3 a.m. on Monday.
Sand Springs Police were called to the water treatment facility after a janitor reported someone had broken into a city truck parked there and was trying to break into another. When officers arrived, they said they were told Wildcat had just driven his Chevy Cruz through an exit gate.
Police stopped his car and could smell alcohol on him, an arrest report states. Police said Wildcat told them he took a wrong turn then got nervous when he saw patrol cars and drove through the gate.
The arresting officer said Wildcat voluntarily told them he was guilty of driving under the influence and admitted to having four beers and four shots.
“He had four beers and four shots. They say they found an empty bottle of Jim Beam in the car and a full bottle which was mostly full,” said Sand Springs Police Captain Todd Enzbrenner.
Police say it wasn't until they searched Wildcat's vehicle, they realized he was a member of law enforcement.
"Searched his car and found a Tulsa County uniform and a couple gun belts, duty belts. One had a taser on it and one had pepper spray," said Enzbrenner.
He say even though it's never fun to arrest someone in law enforcement, it's important to treat everyone the same.
"You get lumped into one bad apple makes the whole apple cart stink and that's not the case, ever, so when we have an opportunity to be transparent and come forward and report on people in our profession who are breaking the law, I'm okay with it," said Enzbrenner.
The Sheriff's Office said Wildcat has been an employee since 2013 and has been placed on unpaid leave. The office says whenever they have an incident like this, they take it seriously and react immediately
Wildcat was booked on felony complaints of second-degree burglary and attempted second-degree burglary, and misdemeanor complaints of driving under the influence, transporting an open container and trespassing.