Broken Arrow Man Arrested In Alleged Wheel & Tire Theft Ring

Friday, February 20th 2015, 4:26 pm
By: Dee Duren

Tulsa Police say they have made an arrest in a tire and wheel theft ring that operated throughout the city.

Broken Arrow resident David Madison Jones, Jr. , was arrested Friday. The 44-year-old Jones, of David's Custom Wheel and Tire at 10705 East 11th Street, is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Police say the tires and wheels were mostly stolen from car dealerships and rental car businesses, according to Tulsa Police.

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The investigation into the theft ring has been ongoing since December, 2014, when officers arrested Kejuan Barnette in a sting operation at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

They said at that time that Barnette had stolen more than $75,000 of wheels and tires from vehicles across east Tulsa.

Barnette, 22, is wanted on an outstanding warrant for the same charge.