Soldier Robbed And Stabbed By Teenagers


Thursday, December 11th 2008, 7:55 am
By: News On 6


By Dan Bewley, News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Police say Kyle Stange was attacked outside of his apartment by two 16-year-old boys.

Stange was months away from deploying to Iraq with the Oklahoma National Guard. Investigators say the teens admit it's not the first time they've robbed someone at knifepoint.

Around 10:30 Wednesday night, Stange had pulled in front of his apartment at the Sand Dollar Apartment Complex near 61st and Riverside.

Police say two teens attacked Stange as he was getting out of his car.

They say Patrick Johnson held Stange from behind, while Ishmael Williams stabbed Stange in the right leg with, what's being described as, a large folder-type knife.

The 16-year-olds, according to police, then took Stange's wallet, eventually throwing it into the bushes.

They were arrested less than a quarter of a mile away at Fairmont Terrace Apartments.

Investigators say Johnson and Williams have been wreaking havoc at the Sand Dollar for the last two weeks. They say they've confessed to three robberies and they're suspects in a fourth.

Police say the teens admitted to robbing two pizza delivery drivers, as well as another man in the Sand Dollar parking lot.

Investigators tell The News On 6 Johnson and Williams would lie in wait for an unsuspecting victim and both admitted using knives for all of the robberies.

Williams mother would not comment when contacted by The News On 6.

Stange's father was out of town, but says his son is a fighter and they're praying he'll pull through.         

Kyle Stange is a door gunner on a Blackhawk helicopter. He was scheduled to deploy on his first tour of duty to Iraq this summer.