(Update from 09-11-2020) Brandon Howe taken into custody by Wagoner County Deputies
On 09-11-2020 at 0750 hours Wagoner County Deputies were dispatched to the area of 121st and 273rd in reference to a 1st degree Burglary in progress. A short time later another 1st degree Burglary in progress occurred in the same area.
The suspect initially burglarized an elderly individual at the residence and stolen the vehicle outside the residence. Deputies discovered and recovered the first vehicle wrecked a short distance from the victims residence. The suspect had crashed the victims stolen SUV and then fled on foot to another location in the area. The suspect then burglarized another residence and stole a pickup truck leaving towards the Haskell / Porter area. Wagoner County Investigators processed the scene to assist deputies. The Sheriff's Office is partnering with Creek Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police to investigate this crime.
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office Violent Task Force was activated to search for the suspect in this case. Deputies and Lighthorse Investigators started pursuing leads about the suspect in this case. Late yesterday evening the suspect stole a Braggs Public School Bus and was spotted by Fort Gibson Police.
The suspect led Ft. Gibson, Muskogee County Deputies, Muskogee Police, OHP, Coweta Police, and Wagoner County Deputies on a vehicle pursuit in the stolen bus. Stop Sticks were deployed at several locations in Wagoner County, resulting in 3 of the 4 tires being affected. Law Enforcement pursued the suspect to the area of 111th and 289th in the Coweta Area until the suspect's vehicle became disabled. Wagoner County Deputies deployed K-9 Edo and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported via Coweta EMS to a local area hospital for medical clearance before being transported to the Wagoner County Detention Center. Deputies stood by with the arrestee at the Wagoner County Detention Center until Creek Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police arrived and took him into custody.
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Creek Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police, FBI, Wagoner County E-911 and the additional agencies that assisted in apprehending this violent suspect.