Tulsa Man Accused Of Stealing FedEx Truck With Driver Inside


Wednesday, September 29th 2021, 9:48 pm
By: Grant Stephens


TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa Police arrested a man accused of stealing a FedEx truck, with the driver still inside.

Police started getting calls Tuesday about a woman screaming in the back of a FedEx truck. They said William Powers jumped in the truck and drove off, while the driver was in the back working.

The arrest report said she started yelling for Powers to stop and that the two made eye contact in the rear-view mirror. The report said Powers did stop for a moment and tried to get in the back of the truck.

According to the arrest report, the driver told Powers that she had the keys, and that he would not be able to get inside.

The report said Powers replied, "okay," before getting back in and driving off again. Shortly after, police say he crashed, got out, and ran away.

Police tracked him down with the GPS on a FedEx iPad stolen from the truck.

Powers' girlfriend, Taylor Sandridge, said he's extremely regretful. She said his actions were influenced by drugs.

"In a clear state of mind, he would not have done that at all. Especially know if somebody was in the back. Especially knowing there was a female in the back of the truck," she said.

Records show Powers was convicted in Tulsa County in 2020 for theft and was released from prison two months ago.

He's been booked into jail for kidnapping, having a stolen vehicle, and concealing stolen property.