Man Arrested In Multi-County Theft Ring

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 5:59 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents and Pittsburg County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man who they believe was part of a multi-county theft ring.

Authorities said an OSBI trailer was stolen about 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. The trailer was under surveillance at the time and was tracked to Michael Ketchum, 35.

After Ketchum's arrest, authorities served an search warrant on Ketchum's property north of McAlester. On the property agents found items, including four-wheelers and vehicles, all believed to have been stolen from as many as three Oklahoma counties, including Seminole, Pittsburg and Canadian Counties.

Ketchum was arrested for stealing the trailer and manufacturing meth. He was booked into the Pittsburg County Jail.