Edmond Man Wrestles Burglary Suspect To The Ground

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 1:04 pm
By: News 9

LaShauna Sewell, News9.com

EDMOND, Oklahoma – An Edmond homeowner says he returned home to find a man trying to burglarize his pickup truck.

The man says he and his wife pulled into their driveway in the 1100 block of Dustin Drive at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. They say they both saw a man trying to crawl into their other vehicle, a pickup truck parked on the street in front of their house.

The truck owner got out of his car and confronted the suspect. Police say the suspect, 20-year-old Jordan Mitchell, tried to quickly walk away.

The truck owner says as he approached Mitchell, the suspect pulled out what looked like a knife.

The victim says he grabbed Mitchell, wrestled him to the ground, and yelled at his wife to call police. The victim says Mitchell then begged him to let him go because he's on probation and cannot afford to get into more trouble. The victim says Mitchell began to struggle and fight when he saw police lights coming toward the scene.

Police say when they arrived they found the two men wrestling on the ground. Officers handcuffed Mitchell and put him in the back of a police patrol car.

When officers emptied Mitchell's pockets, they found $4.99 in change that may have been stolen from the victim's pickup truck. There was also a white, pocket knife sitting in the seat of the truck, which the victim said should have been put away.

Mitchell was booked into the Edmond City Jail on one count of second-degree burglary.