Carjacking Suspect Surrenders After Police Standoff In Broken Arrow

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 5:04 pm
By: Richard Clark

A carjacking suspect surrendered hours after he ran into a building near Forest Ridge Golf Course in Broken Arrow, beginning a standoff with police.

Once the man surrendered, the Broken Arrow SWAT Team moved to a second location, looking for the second of three suspects.

The SWAT team had a home on Midway Avenue surrounded but no one was inside.

According to Sergeant Thomas Cooper with Broken Arrow Police, it started when two men and a woman attempted to steal a trailer and their vehicle got stuck.

That's when, police said, they tried to carjack another driver, but when police caught up to them, they ran in separate directions.

Sgt. Cooper said Billy Simpson, 40, ran into the PGA South Central Section building across the street from Forest Ridge Golf Club at 7501 East Kenosha.

Police said the woman and other man are still missing.

Police said when Simpson ran into the PGA building, there were two women inside, but they escaped safely.

They said Simpson barricaded himself inside the building and that he had a weapon which is why SWAT was called.

Records show Simpson has been arrested several times since 1993 on several counts including assault and battery on a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle carrying a weapon onto school property, second-degree burglary and more.

Pictures from Osage SkyNews 6 HD showed a very large police presence in the area. Kenosha was closed along with several roads near the golf course, and police asked people to stay away from the area.

One golfer told News On 6 he had been on lockdown since 2:45 Thursday afternoon.