TULSA - A Tulsa man is recuperating from a broken arm and various other injuries inside Tulsa County Jail Thursday after an attempted burglary, police say.
A Tulsa deputy was called to a property near East 57th Street North and North Peoria Avenue around 2:15 Thursday morning concerning a burglary in progress.
The owner of the property, who had called 911 after witnessing a 1979 Chevy Camaro with Oklahoma license plate 125JGJ drop off a man at the site's entrance. The owner told dispatchers he had been staking out the area after being burglarized the night before.
The owner then "made contact" with the suspect, 34-year-old Andrew Fletcher, who sprung up from underneath a car and tried to attack the business owner, according to his arrest documents.
Fletcher was met with a metal bar, and received cuts to his head, arm and leg and a broken arm, the report states. When the deputy arrived on scene, he found "a blood-covered Fletcher."
The Tulsa Autozone worker, who was reportedly trying to remove a vehicle's exhaust pipe, was taken to an area hospital, where he was released into Tulsa County Sheriff's Office custody a few hours later.
Fletcher is being held on $5,000 bond on a second-degree burglary charge.
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