Tulsa Man Relieved After Deputies Recover Antique Guns Worth $350,000 Following Chase

Thursday, December 10th 2020, 9:41 pm

TULSA, Okla. -

A Tulsa man is reunited with his two collectors’ antique guns worth $350,000 that were stolen from his home.

Hayden Ryan said he thought he would never be able to get back the heirloom from his father, a pair of Purdey shotguns from the 1920s.

"And he passed away in 2001, and so I've been hanging on to these guns ever since as a valuable keepsake for our family," said Ryan.

Ryan reported to Tulsa police that his midtown home was burglarized between Sunday night and Monday morning.

"So, they ended up stealing the entire safe, along with a bunch of other stuff: My wife's clothes, purses, jewelry, some other sports memorabilia, things like that, some golf clubs, clothes of mine, some money," said Ryan.

While Tulsa police were investigating, a Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy tried to pull over a truck Monday afternoon for reportedly running a stop sign.

Sgt. Travis Jones with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office told News On 6 three passengers jumped out of the truck with belongings and took off in an SUV, while the truck driver led law enforcement on a chase, crashed in a neighborhood and ran.

"A short time later, a TPD officer was able to locate that subject as he attempted to steal another vehicle," said Jones.

Investigators said teamwork led to the arrests of Miles Johnson, Channing Johnson and Michael Snyder and law enforcement found lots of suspected stolen items, including Ryan's antique guns and his boxing glove, signed by Muhammad Ali.

"It's really amazing,” said Ryan. “It's a Christmas miracle for us."

Jones said the third passenger is still on the run. Investigators said there are other suspected stolen items that have not been claimed, and they urge victims to reportall thefts.