Tulsa Police Make Arrest In String Of Home Invasions

Friday, July 9th 2010, 9:11 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa Police have made an arrest in the home invasion robbery that took place June 20 in the 2400 block of South Owasso Place. They believe the suspect was also involved in this week's home invasion of a Tulsa attorney.

Evidence from the scene led police to William "Chill" Harley Tottress, 23, who was taken into custody at about 10 p.m. Thursday.

Tottress, who was believed to be heavily armed and dangerous, was arrested as he left the Meadow's Apartment complex in east Tulsa. Inside his car, police found an I-Pod with a robbery victim's name etched on the back and a handgun taken in the June 20 Maple Ridge area robbery.

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Police believe Tottress and another suspect are linked to the recent home invasion of a Tulsa attorney who lived in the 1400 block of South Carson.

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The robbery investigation also led police to a search of an apartment in the Seminole Hills apartment complex, resulting in the recovery of five additional guns believed to be taken in the June 20th invasion.

A third suspect in the South Owasso Place home invasion is already in police custody.

"This investigation shows the level of commitment of all Divisions of the Tulsa Police Department in hunting down and arresting violent offenders in Tulsa," said Sergeant David Walker with Tulsa Robbery Division.

"This case is a good example of a professional police department doing their job."

Tottress was booked on complaints of first degree burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon, felony possession of a fire arm and stolen property (after former conviction of a felony).