One Arrested, Three Still Sought After Broken Arrow Theft, Chase
BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - Police say four men stole merchandise from a Broken Arrow Walmart store early Thursday then led them on 30 mile chase.
Officers said when that chase ended, they arrested the driver, 48-year-old Rodney Skelton.
Police say he was one of four men who allegedly took over $600 of air pistols and rifles from the store in the 3900 block of Hillside Drive.
"Some of them look real and also, it can be a violation if the person who has it is a felon as well," said Sgt. Eric Nester.
A Walmart employee gave police a description of the men and officers say they found the car a half-mile down the road.
"They did a fantastic job, again, on giving us good suspect descriptions, good vehicle descriptions, which allowed us to get ahold of them a lot quicker," said Nester.
Police tried to stop the car, but Skelton kept going before ending on a dead end road east of Verdigris.
Rodney Skelton was quickly taken into custody, but the other three men ran away..
Police say they know who the three are but it was too cold for their K9 officers to try and find them, so they they suspended their search.
"They didn't tire out but just in general, we hit a point where it wasn't conducive to keep the officers and dogs out searching," said Sgt. Eric Nester.
Catoosa and Verdigris officers and Rogers County deputies assisted with the chase.