owasso police

Lee and Brittany Ryan Pope

A Tulsa man and woman, both convicted felons, are behind bars for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 in tools from Home Depot in Owasso Wednesday night, June 5.

The incident occurred around 7:15 p.m., when officers were dispatched to a shoplifting report at the store, located at 9450 N. 129th E. Ave., according to the police report.

It states that employees reported that a man and woman had taken $1,197 in tools from the store without paying. The couple reportedly fled in a grey Jeep Cherokee with the stolen merchandise as the employee was calling the police.

An officer located the suspect vehicle traveling northbound on Hwy 169 and conducted an investigative stop near the 5000 block. Officers then made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Christopher Jerome Lee, 35, and passenger Brittany Ryan Pope, 32.

The officer located the stolen tools in the back of the SUV. An employee then identified Lee and Pope as the suspects who allegedly stole the items from the store and they were arrested.

Officers also located a green leafy substance in Lee’s pocket, which tested positive for marijuana. Additionally, a records check revealed that Lee had a suspended license and both suspects had previous felony convictions.

Lee was charged with driving under suspension as well as grand larceny and possession of marijuana after a former conviction. Pope was also charged with grand larceny after a former conviction.

Lee was given bond of $16,000 with a court date of Wednesday, June 12, and Pope was given a bond of $4,000 with a court date of Thursday, June 6.