Teenaged Son: Tulsa Man Arrested On Explosives Charges Meant No Harm


Thursday, July 26th 2012, 2:26 pm
By: Richard Clark


The teenaged son of a Tulsa man arrested Monday on drug and explosives charges says his father did not intend to do anything wrong with the explosives.

The teenager, who is 17, asked that we not use his name.  His father, Brian Larkins, was arrested Monday after investigators served a search warrant for stolen property at his home on North Florence.

7/24/2012: Related Story: Three Arrested After Explosive Chemicals Found In North Tulsa Home

Police arrested Brian Larkins and his girlfriend, Jessica Cason, 31, and their friend, Jason Rathburn, 24.

They were booked on drug-related complaints and felony firearm and receiving stolen property complaints. Larkins was also booked on a complaint of possession of explosive materials. He remains in the Tulsa County jail.

Larkins' son says the guns all belong to his father and that his father has a license for them.  He says Larkins uses them for deer hunting and recreational purposes.

The teen also says the cannons found in the house were meant for firing bowling balls.

"I haven't been to my dad's house in a few years but unless police found bowling balls in the house the cannon probably can't do much of anything else, the cannon is just something for fun to shoot off in an empty field way out in the country side where people aren't in danger," he wrote.

"I don't know why exactly he had explosive materials, but I know he had no ill intentions of anything bad happening, but I know for a fact they were for fun, like if he went shooting targets and what not he might have something just to blow up, I know he meant no harm what so ever," the boy said.

The teen says he doesn't live with his father, but objects to strangers leaving negative comments about him.