Son of former Congressman Istook arrested in Utah
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
AMERICAN FORK, Utah — The 37-year-old son of a longtime Oklahoma congressman has been jailed in Utah on suspicion of shoplifting.
American Fork police said Chad Istook grabbed a pack of cigarettes late Saturday at a Fresh Market grocery store.
Istook took off but was captured a short distance away. Police said a security video shows a store employee trying to stop him.
Authorities said Istook has theft convictions in Oklahoma and Texas. He is being held at Utah County jail on two theft charges — one for a previous shoplifting incident at the Fresh Market last spring.
Ernest Istook was a Republican congressman from Oklahoma for 14 years until 2006. He is a distinguished fellow and talk-radio host at The Heritage Foundation. He didn't immediately return calls from The Associated Press. Earnest Istook acknowledged in 2010 that his son has troubles.