BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
4/24/12 at 2:52 AM
Tulsan gets prison time for hit-and-run crime spree
A Tulsa man has been sentenced to three years in prison in a case where a hit-and-run crash was followed by a robbery and a burglary.
David Keith Boleman, 57, pleaded guilty in March to robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery, first-degree burglary and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage.
District Judge Bill Musseman recently sentenced him to a split 10-year sentence that requires him to serve a seven-year probation after a three-year prison term.
Boleman crashed into the vehicle in front of his on Sept. 7, triggering a chain-reaction in which two other vehicles also crashed in the 4900 block of South Lewis Avenue, police reported.
Boleman ran from the scene and forced his way into a residence in the 2700 block of East 49th Street, where he held four people at knifepoint and demanded the keys to a vehicle, according to police.
Four kidnapping counts that were filed were dismissed in a plea agreement.
Boleman took that vehicle, subsequently abandoned it, and then tried to rob another person of a vehicle, police reported.
Defense lawyer Stan Monroe said Monday that the conduct apparently was "fueled by alcohol" and that Boleman has subsequently gotten alcohol-related treatment.
He has strong community support and is "highly unlikely to reoffend," Monroe said. The victims "weren't pushing for incarceration," he said.
- BILL BRAUN, World Staff Writer
Reported machete attack leads to standoff, arrest
A man who is accused of chasing his brother with a machete was arrested and held for immigration officials early Monday after a nearly four-hour standoff with Tulsa police, records show.
Juan Hernandez Ayuzo, 41, refused police orders to leave his apartment in the 2500 block of East Eighth Street and was eventually forced out by a police Special Operations Team, an arrest report shows.
Hernandez was outside when police officers arrived about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, but he ran into the apartment and hid until he surrendered about 2:30 a.m., police said in the report.
A bag of marijuana was in his front pocket, police allege.
His brother had called the police to report that Hernandez had threatened to kill him and chased him around the parking lot with a machete, according to the report.
The brother was unharmed, authorities reported.
Hernandez was booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of domestic assault with a deadly weapon and marijuana possession.
Authorities later placed a hold on him for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, Tulsa Jail records show.
- ZACK STOYCOFF, World Staff Writer
ID released of man found shot to death in vehicle
Tulsa police have identified a man who was found dead in an SUV at an apartment complex last week.
Kunta Kinta Jordan, 35, was fatally shot late Thursday or early Friday, authorities said.
His body was found in the driver's seat of a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of McKinley Apartments, 6618 E. Latimer Place, shortly before 8 a.m. Friday, police said.
A resident of the complex told police that he had seen the man in the SUV about 3:30 a.m. and then called authorities when he saw him in the same spot again about 7:30 a.m.
EMSA medics arrived first and reported Jordan's death as a suicide because they thought they saw a weapon in the vehicle, police said.
Police later found no weapon, leading them to believe that it was a homicide.
Officer Leland Ashley said police have no leads in connection with the death.
Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers
- ZACK STOYCOFF and AMANDA BLAND, World Staff Writers