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Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
Thursday June 30th, 2011 :: 09:16 a.m. CDT

Two arrested following fireworks stand burglary and foot pursuit.

(Midwest City, Oklahoma) June 30, 2011 just after 5:00am deputies received a call of a burglary in progress at a fireworks stand located at 1201 N. Sooner Road. The victims work at the location and called 911 when they witnessed the burglary. An OCSO deputy arrived at the scene with his K-9 partner and the two suspects took off running from the location into a wooded area.

The deputy and K-9 Deputy "Edy" tracked the two suspects a short distance away on foot to an SUV that drove off. The deputy was able to put out a vehicle description and a police officer from Nicoma Park located the vehicle at N.E. 23rd & Midwest Boulevard, and eventually was able to stop the vehilce in the 1800 block of Midwest Boulevard.

The two suspects were positively identified by the victims and the suspects were arrested. Deputies arrested Deontae Thomas (d.o.b. 02/08/1992), and a 15 year old juvenile male. Thomas is currently in custody at the Oklahoma County Detention Center on complaints of burglary-2, and eluding a police officer. The 15 year old juvenile was taken to the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center.

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
201 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 405-713-1000

1201 N Sooner Rd
Midwest City, OK 73117

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