PORTER, Okla. -- Two suspects were caught by the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office after a 10-hour search that began around midnight; they were suspected of attempting to steal a tractor.
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office received a call Friday evening concerning a possible burglary at the Livesay Peach Orchard in Porter. Deputies responded and were searching for two suspects on the property.
The suspects fled on foot but the deputies quickly developed a perimeter to surround the suspects.
“The area where the suspects attempted to make their escape is extremely rural in nature," said Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott. "There is woods, fields with tall grass, creeks, and several farm buildings and vehicles to hide in. My Deputies were not interested in letting these two criminals escape justice. Where lessor men would have given up, my deputies stayed on the hunt for approximately 10 hours until both suspects were captured. I'm very proud of the dedication and resolve of my staff.”
After the 10-hour search, both suspects were found and arrested. They are 22-year-old Bryan Huddleston of Coweta and 28-year-old Bradley Burchett of Porter.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday night, Burchett was taken into custody while hiding in tall grass by Highway 104. Huddleston was captured at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday, after he tried hiding neck deep in a creek.
The two face charges of second-degree burglary, larceny from a building, stolen vehicle-attempted, resisting arrest and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
After a thorough investigation and interrogation, the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office was able to locate stolen items not associated with this crime. Investigators say they were able to connect Huddleston, Burchett, and other know associates with crimes of theft that were unsolved.
“These young men have been on a crime spree that has plagued the Porter area for some time now," said Sheriff Elliott. "My Investigators will be able to close several cases, and thankfully recover many stolen items, including vehicles and tractors back to the hard-working citizens of Wagoner County. We anticipate more charges to come.”
Huddleston and Burchett are being held at the Wagoner County Jail.
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