Claremore Daily Progress

February 5, 2014

Two arrested for larceny of diesel from county-owned tractor

Mark Friedel
Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE — Rogers County deputies arrested two suspects Sunday night for larceny of diesel from a county-owned tractor, possession of controlled substance, as well as a number of other crimes.

A deputy patrolling the area of Highway 20 and North 177th East Avenue spotted the two individuals and their pickup truck parked next to a county-owned tractor.

Suspects were later identified as Claremore resident Joseph Dunn, 38, and Collinsville resident Lisa Sanders, 37.

When questioned, Dunn told the deputy that he was finishing up some dirt work, but later changed his story and said he and his girlfriend had a long day and wanted to work on his four-wheeled drive, according to the arrest report.

Deputies observed upon further investigation a green water hose hanging out of the diesel tank of the tractor and a clear hose with a red diesel gas can behind the truck.

Rogers County Deputy David Book said Dunn confessed he was stealing diesel for his tractor at his house. Sanders and Dunn were placed under arrest.

When searching Dunn’s truck, deputies found a large amount of methamphetamine and marijuana, along with paraphernalia and a loaded .45-caliber magazine, according to Book.

While being booked into the Rogers County Jail, Dunn began to have a panic attack and was taken to Hillcrest Hospital where he was found to have a significant amount of meth in his system. At the hospital, deputies also found meth wrapped in a coffee filter, hidden in Dunn’s sock, according to Book.

Book said because Dunn had been a convicted felon at one point, a search warrant was obtained for his residence in Claremore.

At the house, deputies found a stolen four-wheeler, paraphernalia, methamphetamine, marijuana, pills and an active meth lab complete with surveillance cameras.

Dunn was charged with larceny, false personation, unlawful possession of paraphernalia, five counts of possession of controlled substance, possession and concealment of stolen property, illegal carrying of firearms, manufacturing of a controlled dangerous substance and maintaining place for keeping, selling a dangerous substance.

He is currently being held without bond.

Sanders was charged with larceny, false personation, possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of paraphernalia. Her bond has been set at $6,000.