Four arrested after alleged Walgreens burglary, high-speed chase


By Traci Chapman

Four Fort Worth men are in custody after an alleged burglary of Mustang Walgreens and high speed chase.

The call came in at 4:35 a.m. July 19, when a resident called Mustang Police Department, advising he or she had seen four suspects leaving the Walgreens store.

“The citizen reported seeing suspects exit the store, enter a white vehicle and leave eastbound on East state Highway 152,” Capt. Dennis Craig said in a release. “Officers located the suspect vehicle in the 900 block of East state Highway 152 and attempted to make an investigative stop.”

The driver would not stop for officers, and a high-speed chase began, running eastbound from state Highway 152 to Interstate 240, east to the Interstate 35 turn-off, Craig said. At that time, the car crashed into a concrete barrier as the driver attempted to take the southbound highway, the captain said. Officers logged speeds over 100 miles per hour during the chase, Craig said.

“During the pursuit, occupants were throwing items from the suspect vehicle,” Craig said. “Officers recovered items, clothing and prescription medications stolen from Walgreens,” Craig said.

One man was arrested at the scene, while three more were found and apprehended with the assistance of Oklahoma City Police Department’s Air-1 and K-9 officers, Craig said.

In custody Monday were Kenneth Wayne Tolbert, 23; Hylon Alford Solomon, 23; 24-year-old James Richard Wooden; and Christopher Allen Williams Jr. All four men listed Fort Worth, Texas, addresses, Craig said.

The case is still under investigation and prosecutors have not yet filed charges, according to Oklahoma State Court Network.


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