The Pryor Times

Crimes and courts

August 29, 2013

Stolen vehicle leads to foot chase

Pryor Police Officer David Carpenter spotted a vehicle parked at First United Methodist Church in Pryor Tuesday, matching the description of a stolen one.

Carpenter learned the vehicle was reported stolen by the Claremore Police Department Tuesday around midnight.

Carpenter turned on his lights and siren and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver, 18-year-old Randy McDonald, exited the vehicle and began running away. Upon hearing about the foot chase, Mayes County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene to lend their assistance. The two departments set up a perimeter around Homeland grocery store and Pryor Junior High School. The school was placed on lockdown, the second time this week. McDonald was arrested in the parking lot directly behind Homeland.

“The vehicle was reported stolen from 209 N. Osuma St. in Claremore around midnight last night,” said Officer Dusty Singer, stating the incident was classified as first degree burglary. “McDonald entered the residence while the owners were sleeping and stole money from the home before entering the garage and stealing the vehicle.”

Singer said McDonald pocketed $300 cash from the residence. According to Singer, the vehicle was carrying roughly $10,000 worth of tools.

McDonald will appear in Mayes County District Court for arraignment Thursday. McDonald has two prior misdemeanor charges in Mayes County. He was charged with domestic assault and battery and public intoxication and with obstructing an officer and indirect contempt of court, both in June.

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