Man Arrested At Catoosa Casino May Be Serial Robber
CATOOSA, Oklahoma - Police arrested two people in connection to a number of Subway robberies. Authorities say the man, Lloyd Sloan, could be connected to at least 10 robberies in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Police say the suspect preyed robbed a number of Subways and Dollar General stores all over Green Country.
Catoosa police said they saw a pickup truck early Wednesday morning parked outside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that matched a description of a truck used in the thefts around the Tulsa area.
Catoosa Police Corporal Greg Faxon had been searching for weeks.
"As soon as I saw the truck, I thought, 'that's my truck,'" said Corporal Greg Faxon, CPD. "I knew it. I knew it before I even read the tag."
"I went to the passenger side, the molding was gone, which was one of the signature things we were looking for."
Casino employees told Faxon the man driving the truck, Lloyd Sloan, was inside.
"That casino has many individuals in there 24/7, and the last thing we wanted to do was put anyone in danger," Faxon said.
Officers waited outside for Sloan. Sixty minutes later, Corporal Faxon got a phone call.
"He's going out this casino door," the officer said.
Police moved in quickly. News On 6 had the only cameras rolling when Sloan and his companion, Leslie Stutsman, were taken to jail by Catoosa Police.
Police said Sloan matched the description - and a surveillance photo - from one of the robberies.
Sloan and Stutsman were arrested on outstanding warrants, and they were taken to the Rogers County Jail. Investigators believe Sloan is tied to much bigger crimes - an armed robbery in Catoosa and almost a dozen others in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Rogers County - even Arkansas.
"When you get tired of doing the job that you're doing you have to ask yourself what brought you to do it in the first place," said Corporal Greg Faxon, who spotted the suspect vehicle parked outside the Hard Rock.
"It was things like this. You don't get to follow through sometimes from the beginning to the end," he said. "This started all the way at the beginning for me."
Police are working to determine if Stutsman may also be connected to any of the robberies.
"It's a good feeling to get the bad guy. It really is. You just can't ask for something better. It makes you feel young again. It's nice to feel young again," Faxon said.
If you have any information about Stutsman or Sloan, contact the law enforcement agency in your area.