Authorities arrest three Tulsa residents in connection with an Owasso triple murder

Monday, August 29th 2005, 5:40 am
By: News On 6

Owasso Police have arrested three people in connection with last week's triple homicide. Investigators now believe they have all the suspects in custody.

6 in the Morning reporter Omar Villafranca says two arrests were made Saturday night in connection with last Friday's triple homicide in Owasso. 25-year old Ronald Thompson and 29-year old Clarence Goode are in the Tulsa County jail on complaints of first degree murder.

Early Monday morning, Tulsa Police arrested a third suspect, Kenneth Johnson, at a home on 140th East Avenue in Tulsa.

This all started after a relative discovered three people shot to death in a home. 28-year old Mitch Thompson, his wife Tara Burchett-Thompson and her daughter, 10-year old Kayla Burchett were found in a bedroom. Each was shot several times.

[Picture - Clarence Goode; Kenneth Johnson; Ronald Thompson]

Even though the suspects are in custody, Owasso Police are still looking for evidence. Owasso Police Chief Dan Yancey: " We have several search warrants that we're serving at this time and we have obviously have alot of interviews to conduct but this is obviously a big break in this case that we got all the suspects in the case now in custody."

Owasso Police still aren't saying much about the case because the investigation is on going. Chief Yancey did say that Ronald Thompson is not the brother of Mitch Thompson, but we don't know if they are related or not.

Owasso Police told the News on 6, they think they know the motive, but aren't releasing that information.