2 Men Wanted In Connection To Norman Arson, Burglary

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 6:33 pm
By: News 9


NORMAN, Oklahoma – Cleveland County detectives and patrol deputies are searching for two suspects believed to be involved or have information regarding a burglary and four arsons in Norman since November 16.

Between 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on November 16, unknown persons entered the Transit House at 1100 E. Main Street and stole electrical components and clothing. The unknown suspects then spread accelerant in an attempt to start a fire.

Three other separate fires were reported to have occurred between 2:21 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on the same day near the property. A building and a vehicle were set on fire in those incidents with what appears to be a similar accelerant.

Two persons of interest were identified that may have information about these incidents. Brandon Reed and Michael Ketcham have been guests at the Transit House and were seen after the burglary and fires in the area. Both men are reported to be unemployed and homeless.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Reed and Ketcham should call the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department at (405) 321-8600.

The Norman Fire Department and state Fire Marshall's Office are also involved in the investigation.