Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputies arrested three suspects believed to be involved in an alleged burglary ring. Deputies say they recovered property, including firearms, reported stolen from several burglary cases across central Oklahoma.
According to the Sheriff's office, a home in the Luther area was reportedly burglarized on February 27. Deputies say several items, including jewelry and firearms, were stolen.
In addition to reporting the incident to the Sheriff's office, authorities say the victims also reported the stolen items to several metro area pawn shops. On March 1, one of those pawn shops reported that some of the stolen items were inside the store.
Deputies confirmed that the items were from the reported burglary. Authorities say the pawn shop had information about the suspect who brought the stolen items into the store.
On March 4, deputies located the suspect, 23-year-old Jared Wilson, in the 500 block of Broadway in Arcadia.
According to the Sheriff's office, deputies received information about another suspect who also lived in Arcadia. On March 5, a search warrant was issued for a house located in the 100 block of E. 4th Street in Arcadia.
Several people were inside the house when the warrant was served. During the incident, deputies say a man walked out of the house holding a handgun. After being ordered to drop the gun, the suspect walked back inside the house.
That suspect, 21-year-old Shakil Fields, eventually walked out and surrendered.
Inside the house, deputies say they found multiple stolen items including guns, ammunition, and a television. Deputies also recovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Investigators then learned about another house in the 300 block of E. Main in Arcadia. They obtained a warrant to search the house on March 5, and found several weapons and spoke with suspect, 36-year-old Paul Fields.
Fields was also taken into custody.
As a result of this case, deputies say they recovered 26 stolen firearms, two hunting bows, a stolen TV, and several rounds of ammunition. Several of the guns are confirmed as stolen from reported burglary cases in Oklahoma City, Lincoln County, and Oklahoma County.
The three suspects have been charged with receiving/concealing stolen property. In addition, Shakil Fields was charged with possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of marijuana. Jared Wilson was charged with four counts of possession of stolen property. And Paul Fields was charged with possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.