WARNER, Okla. - Law enforcement officials say they have arrested six people in connection with a burglary ring that spans three southeast Oklahoma counties.
Kurt Beatty, Brian Fraley, Joseph Rucker, Megan Weston and Ashley Wright were all arrested in Warner Monday. Warner assistant police chief Steven Lane says Earl Butler turned himself in on Tuesday.
"He knew he was in trouble," Lane said.
Lane says the burglaries happened in Muskogee County, McIntosh County and Sequoyah County. Some of them also occurred in the Lake Tenkiller area. He believes the six suspects began stealing from homes around the middle of last year.
Officers in Warner worked with the Porum Police Department, the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshall's Service to make the arrests. Lane says they recovered up to $30,000 in stolen items, most of which were electronics, power tools and fishing polls.
"They've been selling it off, mostly just selling it off to other individuals," Lane said. "Some of it was for narcotics."
The Warner Police Department is actively trying to return the stolen goods to their rightful owners. They believe they know who most of it belongs to.
Anyone who believes some of the stolen goods may belong to them is urged to call the department at (918) 463-3911.
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