Second man arrested in home invasion attack on minister
BY ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
8/01/12 at 4:49 PM
A second suspect in the attack on a Tulsa minister was arrested Tuesday night, Tulsa police said.
Markedrik Delmar Wilson, 26, was arrested about 8:40 p.m. after a witness identified him as one of five men who forced their way into the Rev. Kenneth Brooks' home in the 2700 block of North Denver Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to police and reports.
One of the men shot Brooks point-blank in the chest and then the group fled, police said.
Brooks was taken to St. John Medical Center and was expected to survive.
Wilson and Joeiune Deonte Nelson, 21, who was arrested about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, were booked into the Tulsa Jail on robbery-related complaints and are not accused of shooting Brooks.
Brooks told police that his door was kicked in only moments after he let in a 16-year-old acquaintance who had come there "seeking some kind of help," Cpl. Mark Shelton said.
Investigators believe that the visit from the acquaintance, a girl Brooks knew from around the neighborhood, was a ruse, police said.
She was taken into custody for questioning Tuesday but was not arrested.
Brooks is the former pastor of City of Refuge International Ministries, 1023 N. Utica Ave., and current owner of the Hands of Glory restaurant at 2616 N. Cincinnati Ave.
Wilson was booked about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on complaints of robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary, concealing stolen property, obstructing an officer and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.
His bail was set at $228,500.
An arrest report indicates that Wilson had initially eluded police Tuesday when he ran from officers trying to arrest him.
He was later found at a house in the 4800 block of North Wheeling Avenue, but he refused to surrender and was arrested with help from the Special Operations Team, according to the report.
Police found loot from other robberies at the house, the report says. The property was taken to be analyzed by detectives.
He is charged separately with robbing a woman in front of her house June 29, records show.
Wilson was in prison from August 2009 to August 2010 on rape and false impersonation convictions and from June 2011 to June 7 this year on drug and gun possession charges, according to Department of Corrections records.
In November 2009, Nelson was charged with knowingly concealing stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing an officer. Tulsa County District prosecutors then charged him with drug possession in April 2010. He pleaded guilty in both cases and received concurrent suspended sentences.
An application to revoke probation associated with his 2009 charges was filed the following year for failure to pay court costs, records show.
Markedrik Delmar Wilson
Joeiune Deonte Nelson