Charged Thursday were Trevor Don Moore, 19, and Tannor Lynn Buchanan, 20. They were also charged with knowingly concealing stolen property. They are accused of entering the business in November and stealing money.
Durant Police Sgt. Rocky McDaniel questioned Buchanan, who was a Subway employee at the time of the theft, the affidavit states, and Moore, who was a former manager of the business, was also questioned.
McDaniel took photos of the suspects’ shoes because partial shoe prints were found at the scene, and the shoes appeared to match, according to the affidavit.
During a subsequent interview, Buchanan and Moore admitted to the crime, according to police. The affidavit states that Buchanan said he had a key to the business, and Moore knew the code for the safe.
They said they took the money due to financial hardships, and that they then buried the money, the affidavit states. According to police, Buchanan led a detective to the burial site and the money was recovered.
In an unrelated crime, Kory Chase Carroll, 25, Durant, was charged Thursday with second-degree burglary. He is accused of burglarizing a house in September in the 300 block of North 13th Avenue and stealing copper wire. Juzwin Northcutt, the victim, told McDaniel he believed Carroll was the suspect due to him being an ex-employee, according to an affidavit.
According to the affidavit, Carroll, upon questioning, said he took the wire to a scrap yard where he sold it for $70 which he used to feed a drug addiction he had at the time.
Carroll was also charged with attempted grand larceny for trying to take golf clubs and a tool box that belonged to Northcutt, according to court papers.
In another theft, Matthew Todd Olsen, 39, Durant, was charged Thursday with grand larceny. That charge was the result of an investigation by Deputy Aubrey Stanfield into the theft of a car hauler trailer owned by Keith Pickerill. According to an affidavit, Olsen took the trailer from the 400 block of East Fourth Avenue in Durant in October and sold it to a man who did not know it was stolen.
Dylan Joseph Henson, 20, Stillwater, was charged Thursday with second-degree burglary. According to an affidavit by Sheriff’s Investigator John Bates, Henson burglarized Steven Vannier’s property on River Road and stole guns, a weedeater, leaf blower and a trail camera, which was later recovered and showed an image of the suspect. The leaf blower and weedeater were sold to a pawn shop in Denison, Texas.
Harold Lee Rutz,59, Durant, was charged Thursday with child abuse by injury. He is accused of picking up a 9-year-old girl on Feb. 11 and throwing her on the floor. An affidavit by Durant Police Detective Michael Shufeldt states that a witness disclosed the Rutz, who was drunk, became angry with the girl, and that he picked her up and slammed her on the floor. The girl began bleeding from scratches on her chest and neck that were caused by Rutz’s fingernails, according to police, and she also had a bruise on the left shoulder.
Shufeldt later questioned Rutz, and according to the affidavit, he said he was irritable and that he may have pushed the girl down due to being tired, irritable and drinking too much alcohol.
The affidavit states that Rutz said he was sorry and that he figured he would have to do some “jail time” for what he did. A warrant was issued for his arrest.