Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Stealing Truck, Excavator

Wednesday, December 30th 2020, 1:43 pm

Rogers County -

A man released from prison just one month ago is now in the Rogers County Jail after deputies said they caught him driving a stolen truck with a stolen trailer and stolen excavator.

Deputies said David Russell has a history of stealing trailers and heavy equipment.

They said he stole the excavator from Broken Arrow Monday night, and deputies caught him the Tuesday morning.

Rogers County Deputies said they got a call from a woman who said Russell parked the stolen truck and trailer on her property, without her permission. They said he even offered her $200 to park it; she said no, but Russell parked it anyways.

“These thieves through the night, [they] take someone’s livelihood away from them. They took a truck and trailer that somebody used to make an honest living,” said Sheriff Scott Walton with the Rogers County Sheriffs Office.

Sheriff Walton said Russell is no stranger to law enforcement.

Records show Russell has been in and out of prison since 2001 for child abuse, burglary, drugs, having stolen property, carrying a weapon into jail, and grand larceny.

He was released from prison in November.

“There’s no example of an honest living in these people’s lives,” said Walton. “They make victims from people that make an honest living.”

Records show Russell is currently on probation in Tulsa County for stolen property.

Sheriff Walton said Russell has a history of gang affiliation and said he makes a living off victimizing others.

“Career criminals are poster children for that: stolen property and drugs. You’ll find them both together, and mostly on the same traffic stop. A job is just not in the picture," Walton said. "I think when we can lock more David Russell’s up, Rogers County becomes a safer place to be.”

Russell is in the Rogers County jail for having a stolen vehicle and stolen property.