Claremore man indicted in Air Guard thefts

Wednesday, August 9th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A Claremore man who was supposed to provide security for the Oklahoma Air National Guard has been indicted in the theft of Guard supplies.

A federal indictment issued Tuesday alleges Daniel Scott Burrus, 28, stole U.S. Air Force property, including gas masks, flight bags, flak jackets, helmets, magazines for .223-caliber ammunition and a set of night vision goggles. The thefts took place between November and June.

Burrus worked as a security police officer for the Guard in Tulsa, said Oklahoma National Guard Capt. Michael Mannes. Burrus has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Morgan said Tuesday that several of the items were found in Burrus' possession. Others were found elsewhere, she said. Burrus is not in custody, she said.