PCPD looking to solve Wal Mart thefts

Ponca City Now - April 24, 2015 2:41 pm

This was issued by the Ponca City Police Department today

The Ponca City Police Department is working with the Arkansas City Police Department and the Enid Police Department in a string of grand larceny thefts from Wal-Mart Stores. Greg Armondo Kelly 31, of Enid was arrested on Thursday by Enid Police.

Ponca City’s Wal-Mart reported a grand larceny to Police. Two men entered the store, at approximately 11pm on March 25, and filled two shopping carts with merchandise and exited the store through the lawn and garden doors. While rushing to load the stolen merchandise into their maroon colored sports utility vehicle items totaling nearly $1300were droppedand some items even run over as they sped away.

Approximately two hours later, the same pair of suspects entered the Wal-Mart store in Arkansas City and got away with carts full of electronic items and surveillance video shows them leaving that parking lot in a maroon colored sports utility vehicle.

Just after 3:30am on Wednesday April 22 Kelly returned to the Ponca City Wal-Mart store. Some temporary employees of the store noticed Kelly exiting the store through the lawn and garden area with a cart full of merchandise. They followed Kelly and saw him entering his maroon sport utility vehicle. As Kelly was closing the door to his vehicle, he turned to those following him and presented a gun. The employees were able to provided responding officers with the tag number of the vehicle. The registered owner of the vehicle was an Enid resident. Officers of PCPD contacted Enid PD and were told of pursuit days earlier involving that same vehicle.According to Enid PD, Kelly was involved in a high speed pursuit on April 19 as they attempted to arrest him on their outstanding warrants.

Kelly, arrested April 23 by the Enid Police Department, is being held in the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and currently charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawfully carrying a weapon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, felony eluding a police officer, violation of a protective order and Enid City Warrants, $50,000 bond pending other felony charges. Additional charges for the thefts from the Ponca City store on March 25 and the theft and weapons charges April 22 are expected to be filed soon. Officers in Arkansas City will soon be asking that charges be filed against the pair.

Kelly’s accomplice has been identified as 36 year old Enid resident Justin Barrett Litterell.

 

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