Keenan Holmes


A Tulsa man was arrested on a burglary charge Monday after firefighters pulled him out of a chimney at an east Tulsa business.

Police arrested Keenan Holmes, 23, on Monday morning after he spent most of the night wedged in the chimney at Durango Auto Center in the 10600 block of East 31st Street.

Holmes, who has prior convictions for burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, was booked on complaints of second-degree burglary, malicious injury to property, possession of burglary tools and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $6,000 bond.

Between midnight and 1 a.m. Monday, Holmes broke into Floyd & Son’s Body Shop west of Durango Auto Center, police allege. He used power tools to cut wiring at the business before moving down the street and climbing on top of the Durango business, police said.

Once on top of the building, Holmes reportedly dropped down the chimney, leaving a power saw on the roof. He then became stuck and stayed there until employees arrived later in the morning to hear him moaning.

Firefighters used pulleys to lift him out of the chimney. He reportedly was taken to a hospital and then was booked into the Tulsa County jail about 1 p.m.

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Stetson Payne 918-732-8135

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Stetson covers breaking news, general assignment and other stories. He previously worked at the Enterprise-Journal in Mississippi. He is from Broken Arrow and graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University. Phone: 918-581-8466

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