Bartlesville Trio In Ottawa Co. Jail

Friday, January 16th 2009, 2:04 pm
By: News On 6

MIAMI, OK -- Three Bartlesville residents are in the Ottawa County jail after robbing a home, a high speed police chase and crashing their car in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Ottawa County Sheriff Terry Durborow says on Monday evening, a couple returned home to find two men inside their home.

One of the suspects pulled a gun before fleeing in a car driven by a female suspect.

About 45 minutes later, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper spotted the vehicle in rural Nowata County and began a pursuit.

The vehicle was finally stopped after it crashed in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Arrested were 18-year old Jesse Gentner, 24-year old Samuel Lefadeju and 18-year old Jordan Perdasofpy.

Sheriff Durborow says it appears as if the suspects had been visiting a local casino in Miami and decided to rob a house on their way out of town.

He says most of the stolen property was recovered from the vehicle with the exception of a firearm that was stolen from the residence. It is believed the firearm was thrown from the vehicle at some point during the pursuit.

Bonds were set in the amount of $200,000 for Gentner and Perdasofpy and $300,000 for Lefadeju.

All three remain in the Ottawa County jail.