18-year-old found at woman's house arrested on robbery charge
BY ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Friday, August 10, 2012
8/10/12 at 11:08 AM
A teenager wanted on a robbery charge was arrested early Friday after he allegedly fled from police and broke into a woman's house, records show.
Jeremy Thomas, 18, is accused of fleeing from police who tried to stop his vehicle about 12:15 a.m. in the parking lot of OSU Medical Center, 744 W. Ninth St., an arrest report shows.
The driver fled on foot after police ended a 2.5-mile chase by using stop sticks near 200 E. Queen St., according to the report.
During the ensuing search, a "hysterical woman" approached police and told them that a man had just kicked in her back door in the 1500 block of North Denver Avenue and that her children were still inside, the report says.
Police led the children from the house and later found Thomas hiding inside, the report says. He was arrested about 2 a.m., records show.
Thomas was charged July 5 with armed robbery and is accused of taking a cell phone from a woman who was with her cousin May 15 in a parked car near 1600 N. Boston Place, records show.
Thomas was booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of first-degree burglary and eluding police, as well as the robbery charge and a past juvenile firearm violation.
His bail was set at $130,000.
The house he is accused of burglarizing Friday was hit by gunfire in an unrelated incident July 17, records show. Police reported at the time that three women and a baby inside were unharmed.