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October 30, 2013

Homeowner interrupts burglary

Man arrested after police stop vehicle; guns taken

A Muskogee man was arrested Wednesday after a woman arrived at her home and found someone inside.

Dallas Charles Driskell, 28, of Muskogee was booked into the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility on a complaint of second-degree burglary.

Police were called to the home in the 1200 block of North 40th Street at 11:24 a.m. when the homeowner came home and noticed the door ajar, police Cpl. Michael Mahan said.

The homeowner saw a male and a female in a white Suburban outside. Police believe two other people were inside the house, Mahan said.

The people in the Suburban drove away.

Police Lt. Devin Beach said that when the woman tried to enter her home, “the bad guy pushed back on the door.”

Mahan said police believe that the people in the house left through a back window.

Officer Ken Hughey said he was on his way to the home when he saw a vehicle matching the description of the white Suburban headed away on West Broadway. He turned around and stopped the vehicle.

“There were four people inside the vehicle; one took off running,” Hughey said.

Mahan said that person, who ran north from Broadway, got away.

While police were booking Driskell, they found a serious cut on his left tricep, Mahan said.

“We think he sustained that injury when he was fleeing the residence out the window,” he said.

Driskell was taken to have his injury treated.

The FBI assisted in the investigation, Mahan said.

The homeowner determined that two handguns were missing. One is a Ruger .357-caliber revolver, described as nickel-plated. The other is a black Keltec 9mm semi-automatic pistol, Mahan said.

Reach Elizabeth Ridenour at (918) 684-2929 or eridenour@muskogeephoenix.com.

You can help

If you have any information about this burglary or the guns that were stolen, call the Muskogee Police Department at (918) 683-8000.

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