Commissioner Mike Helm has high praise for Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies who stopped a fuel theft from a snow plow Saturday and wound up booking a couple on 15 felony complaints.
“We had a suspect and his girlfriend try to steal gas from one of our tractors. It is a great story about the Sheriff’s Office and Chief (Deputy David) Book and his guys,” Helm said.
When it was all over, 38-year-old Joseph Leon Dunn of Collinsville was being held in the Rogers County Jail on 12 felony and one misdemeanor booking complaints, records show.
The felonies include larceny, false personation, five counts of possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm after conviction of a felony, tampering with a security camera or system, manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance and maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled dangerous substance.
He was also booked for misdemeanor unlawful possession of paraphernalia.
Lisa Michele Sanders, 37, of Collinsville, was being held for Tulsa County on an outstanding warrant, on felony complaints of false personation, possession of a controlled substance, and larceny, and for misdemeanor unlawful possession of paraphernalia.
The outstanding warrant is for a felony charge of false personation of another to create liability stemming from an Owasso case almost two years ago. It was also tied to one or more outstanding city traffic warrants from the City of Tulsa.
The Rogers County District Attorney’s office is reviewing the new cases against both to determine what formal charges will be filed. Both Dunn and Sanders have initial court dates scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17.
According to a probable cause affidavit by Deputy Scotty Moree, the incident began about 9:15 p.m. Saturday when he noticed a white truck in a field on the northeast corner of N. 177 E. Ave. and Oklahoma 20.
The truck was parked next to a tractor.
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