DA: Transgender Muskogee Teens On Crime Spree

<p>Authorities say two transgender teenagers from Oklahoma are on the run and wanted by the law for crimes in more than one state.</p>

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 6:21 pm

By: News On 6

Authorities say two transgender teenagers from Oklahoma are on the run and wanted by the law. The Muskogee County district attorney says 18-year-old Marcus Roland and 15-year-old Kaleb Sanders have committed a number of violent robberies in Muskogee, Oklahoma City, and Wichita, Kansas in the past 20 days. 

One victim says the two held a gun to her head when they robbed her at work.

When Muskogee officers first contacted Roland and Sanders, it was the middle of December, and they'd gotten a call about the two fighting. But, when officers tried to pull them over, Roland refused to follow any of the officer's orders and in fact, gave the officer some orders of his own.

Officer: "Step out of the car."
Roland: "I don't have to."
Officer: "Step out of the car."
Roland: "For what, I didn't do nothing."
Officer: "I'm giving you a lawful order."
Roland: "I didn't do anything."
Officer: "I'm giving you a lawful order."
Roland: "I'll give you a order."
Officer: "I'm giving you a lawful order."
Roland: "You don't have the right to open my car door."
Officer: "Ma'am.."
Roland: "But, you don't."
Officer: "There's a felony that's been committed."
Roland: "A felony has not been committed."
Officer: "Step out of the car."

This went on for quite some time before Roland took off with Sanders in the passenger seat and two children in the back on a high-speed chase.

Police caught them and arrested Roland, but gave him bond, afraid jail would be dangerous since he's transgender. They let Sanders go, thinking he was just a teenage tag along.
Just four days later, they realized that was a mistake. That's when Brittaney says the two held guns to her head and her pregnant co-worker at Dollar General.

"Oh my God, I'm going to die. That was my first thought. I was terrified," the robbery victim said.

She says the men taped their hands, legs and mouths, kept saying they wanted to shoot someone and all Brittaney could think of was her 2-year-old daughter.

"What if she lost her mom, I got emotional. She's my world," Brittaney said.

They stole her car and police found it a week later in Moore. The two surfaced on surveillance video in Wichita robbing another Dollar General, this time with a meat cleaver and knife, then are accused of robbing a Dollar General and convenience store in the Oklahoma City area. They are suspects in robbing several women at gunpoint of their purses.

"Somebody's going to die," said Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge. "There's guns involved, knives involved. They're not afraid of police and committed multiple robberies."

Loge says the two need to surrender before something worse happens. He believes they're headed to Texas.

Both men are now charged with crimes in Muskogee and there are active warrants for their arrests. Police say if you encounter them, don't approach them, don't talk to them, just call 911. Police believe the two are very dangerous criminals. 


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