Two arrested, suspected of stealing woman's car at cemetery

Posted at 10:01 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 23:07:46-04

TULSA - Two are arrested, suspected in theft of widow's vehicle who was visiting her husband's grave at cemetery.  

Kami Barrett, 30, and Clint McConaghie, 40, were arrested Tuesday by the Tulsa Police Department when an attempted traffic stop turned into the discovery of ID's, credit cards, and social security cards in the name of Don and Donna Thomas.

Donna Thomas had reported her car missing after she had visited her deceased husband's grave on Mother's Day at Memorial Park Cemetery in south Tulsa. Her purse and cards were in the vehicle at the time of the theft. After the visitation she was walking back to her car and it was gone. It was the second time in a week there had been a theft at a cemetery.

2 Works for You first brought you the story last week of an elderly woman who visited her son’s grave and had her purse stolen. 

It was this story that brought staff members together at Memorial Park Cemetery to discuss ways to keep the grounds safe for patrons. On Monday, staff said they were shocked to learn a similar incident happened on Memorial Park grounds, especially on Mother’s Day.

“I parked along here and came over and cleaned his grave,” said Donna Thomas.

Thomas had one last stop to make this Mother’s Day, visiting her husband, who passed away after his battle with cancer.

Tulsa Police say they were following a vehicle in east Tulsa and the occupants made a turn without signaling. That misstep led to a traffic stop that had the vehicle with Barrett and McConaghie pulled over in a parking lot at 31st and Mingo. Barrett was apprehended after she tried to run from the scene.

Officers say McConaghie, the driver, had a revoked driver's license, and in Barrett's purse along with the cards that Thomas had reported stolen was a bag of marijuana.

McConaghie is a convicted felon. 

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