Pair ar­rested in wall-crash­ing gun shop bur­glary

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Tulsa World - - Metro&region - By Har­ri­son Grim­wood

Tulsa po­lice have ar­rested a man and woman on al­le­ga­tions they drove a sports util­ity ve­hi­cle through three busi­ness spa­ces at a strip mall, crash­ing into a gun shop and steal­ing nearly a dozen AR-15-style ri­fles.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said An­thony Martinez, 43, and Shan­non Lee Fryman, 37, drove the stolen SUV in re­verse through an ex­te­rior wall and two in­te­rior walls to reach Ac­tion Arms, 5333 S. Mingo Road.

A prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit says po­lice re­ceived an anony­mous tip iden­ti­fy­ing Martinez and Fryman as the bur­glars.

They al­legedly loaded at least 11 ri­fles and five boxes of am­mu­ni­tion into the ve­hi­cle just be­fore 5 a.m. Fri­day.


Fryman and Martinez spent “ap­prox­i­mately a minute in the store re­mov­ing the ri­fles from a dis­play wall and loading them into the stolen Chevy Trail­blazer,” the af­fi­davit states.

Po­lice later lo­cated the ve­hi­cle in the 5400 block of South 99th East Av­enue. Its steer­ing col­umn had been popped open and its li­cense


tag be­longed to a dif­fer­ent ve­hi­cle, po­lice said.

Fryman and Martinez al­legedly loaded the stolen goods into a white mini­van. Dur­ing the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, of­fi­cers lo­cated busi­ness sur­veil­lance video show­ing a mini­van leave that area shortly af­ter the SUV was aban­doned.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said Fryman was lo­cated Mon­day and de­tained. Un­der

ques­tion­ing, she al­legedly ad­mit­ted to steal­ing the SUV and help­ing plan and carry out the bur­glary with Martinez.

De­tec­tives said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion led to a Bro­ken Ar­row pawn­shop where Fry­mand and Martinez re­port­edly had pawned items in late Oc­to­ber while in pos­ses­sion of the SUV.

An­other anony­mous tip Mon­day af­ter­noon alerted po­lice that Martinez had re­turned to the pawn shop, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said. Bro­ken Ar­row po­lice de­tained him there.

Martinez was al­legedly in pos­ses­sion of 6 grams of metham­phetamine. In­ves­ti­ga­tors said that dur­ing a search of the ve­hi­cle he was driv­ing, they found four ri­fles from Ac­tion Arms and a hand­gun.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors booked Fryman and Martinez into the Tulsa Jail on com­plaints of sec­ond-de­gree bur­glary, pos­ses­sion of a stolen ve­hi­cle and lar­ceny of an au­to­mo­bile, ac­cord­ing to jail records. Martinez was also booked on five com­plaints of pos­ses­sion of a firearm af­ter a felony con­vic­tion and pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance with in­tent to de­liver.

Fryman is be­ing held in lieu of a $6,000 bond. She is sched­uled to ap­pear in court Nov. 20. Martinez is be­ing held with­out bond. He was sched­uled to made his ini­tial court ap­pear­ance Tues­day.

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