Accused robber is TPD's Most Wanted fugitive
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Monday, March 18, 2013
3/18/13 at 7:56 AM
An accused robber who has pleaded guilty to numerous crimes including breaking and entering, firearms offenses and malicious injury to property since the late 1990s is the Tulsa Police Department's Most Wanted fugitive.
An arrest warrant was issued for Steven Tyrone Verner, 32, on Feb. 22 after he was charged with two counts of armed robbery.
Prosecutors allege that Verner and two teens robbed a man and woman of $540 in the 700 block of North 67th East Avenue on Feb. 4. The teens, Rickey Everett Ballard and Dante Demarko Covington, have been charged as youthful offenders.
Verner was acquainted with the male victim, and detectives believe Verner lured the victims to the location of the robbery and acted like an additional victim, court records show.
Verner has been named in 12 felony cases in Tulsa County District Court since 1997.
He most recently served three years and eight months of a seven-year sentence after pleading guilty to being in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and feloniously pointing that firearm in 2008.
Verner was charged with breaking and entering with unlawful intent and malicious injury to property last year. He pleaded guilty and sentencing was suspended for one year; however, he was ordered to spend 30 days in jail.
He is described as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with more information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677), online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers or via text message at CRIMES (274637). Text tips should begin with "Tip918."
Tipsters can remain anonymous and may earn a reward.
Original Print Headline: Most Wanted
Amanda Bland 918-581-8413