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Footprints in the snow lead to arrest of burglary suspect, Tulsa police say

Tulsa police
Posted at 8:07 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 09:19:09-05

TULSA — Fresh footprints in the overnight snow lead police to a suspect in connection to a burglary.

Tulsa police say around 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning they were called to a burglary in progress near Admiral Place and North Harvard Avenue. The victim stated she and another resident were hiding in the bathroom while a man forced himself into their home with a gun.

As police were driving to the location, they received information that the suspect had left out a window of the home. When police arrived, they contacted the victim while other officers attempted to find the suspect.

Police say due to the overnight snow, they were able to see fresh footprints that headed east. As officers continued to follow the prints, they were able to locate and arrest 39-year-old Terrell McConnell.

Police learned that McConnell had been in the home the night before and was forced to leave by the residents. Police say McConnell came back to the home and kicked open the door looking for money he said the residents owed him.

Police say they did not find a handgun on the suspect, although the victim originally stated she saw that he had one.

McConnell was arrested for first-degree burglary and taken to Tulsa County Jail.

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