Warrants issued in Ponca City home invasion

Ponca City Now - September 15, 2014 4:09 pm

From the Ponca City Police Department

Warrants have been issued for four subjects believed to be involved in the home invasion robbery which occurred in the early morning hours on August 20 in the 1400 block of North Seventh Street in Ponca City.

The 59 year old victim reported to Police that three masked subjects forcibly entered his home and held him at gunpoint. They took gold and silver coins and several firearms in the robbery and ransacked his home. When Police arrived they found boxes of ammo stacked along with a television sitting by the back door ready to be taken, but had these been forgotten by the robbers. The victim also told police that he had been struck on his wrist and on his thigh by these robbers with one of his own baseball bats and one of the robbers fired a shot at him before leaving.

The following day a Crime Stoppers feature with a surveillance photograph of a subject cashing the coins at a local bank was circulated. This subject was identified as 18 year old Tyler Leroy Truelove. Warrants have also been issued for Richard William Leterle age 23, Brandon Jesse Cords age 22 and Frank David James 26 for their role in the crime.

Truelove and Cords face the same four charges of: Conspiracy to commit a felony, Robbery with a Weapon, Feloniously Pointing a Firearm, Burglary in the first degree.

Leterle and James face the same four charges of: Conspiracy to commit a felony, Robbery with a Weapon, Feloniously Pointing and Discharging a firearm and Burglary in the first degree.

Truelove is currently in the Ponca City jail. He was arrested on August 23rd for failing to appear for court on previous traffic charges.

Cords and Leterle are both currently being held at the Kay County Detention Center on unrelated charges.


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