Deputies apprehend burglary suspect with assistance from local agencies
On 03-15-2021 Wagoner County Deputies were dispatched to the 18700 block of East 650 Road in Wagoner County in reference to a Larceny in Progress. It was reported to Wagoner County E-911 Dispatch that an unknown male and female were attempting to hook up to the victims trailer and drive away with several pieces of construction equipment but got the truck stuck in the mud. Once they realized they could no longer drive that vehicle, they fled and ran to the house that was adjacent to the field and attempted to hotwire another vehicle. The homeowner noticed the male and female attempting to get into the truck and contacted Wagoner County Deputies in reference to the larceny in progress.
After a failed attempt at hotwiring the truck the male ran around the home and located another truck and attempted to break into that truck but was unable to do this because this truck did not have a battery. The male subject then located a work shed, broke into the shed, located a vehicle battery, and was attempting to take it to the second truck when the husband arrived at home. The male and female fled the location and were able to locate a third truck which they were able to steal. The male and female started the truck and tried to drive away, but the homeowner got in his truck and started to chase after them.
Upon Wagoner County Deputies arriving in the area, the male suspect had crashed the stolen truck at a separate location and ran into the woods. Deputies utilized a drone as well as the Wagoner County K9 Bane and tracked the suspects to a residence approximately 1 mile north of the crash site. While searching Wagoner County Deputies enlisted the help of the Rogers County Sheriff's Office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
While searching for the male suspect, it was discovered that two Rogers County Patrol vehicles had been broken into with several items taken. All items that were taken from the Rogers County units were recovered. Deputies continued to search and located the male suspect in the area. The male suspect was identified as Tyler D Duncan of Inola, OK. The female suspect was not located. Tyler D Duncan was transported to the Wagoner County Detention Center without further incident and charged with the following: 1 count of Possession of a stolen automobile, 2 counts of attempted Larceny of a vehicle, 1 count of second-degree burglary, 1 county of Larceny of a vehicle, 2 counts of Third-Degree Burglary from a vehicle, and 1 count of Obstructing an officer.
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office would like to thank our partners with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for all the assistance provided in locating the male suspect. Wagoner County Deputies C. North, J. Burk, A. Torix, E. Giles, J. Carey, and Undersheriff T. Riggs all assisted in apprehending the suspect.