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September 4, 2012

VIDEO: Suspected burglars arrested after short chase

Possible connection to other crimes

CHICKASHA —

The Grady County Sheriff's department took two teenage males into the custody this morning after Chickasha residents Lynn and Paul Brown chased them down following their witnessing a crime.

Grady County Sheriff Sgt. of Investigation Justin Talbert said the two suspects arrested this morning were more than likely responsible for the burglaries over the weekend.

"The next step, ultimately is interviewing them," he said.

The men were identified as Andrew Joe Moore (18) and Clarence Elwood Morrow (19).

Lynn and Paul Brown said  they saw the two men exiting Paul's sister's house early this morning with multiple items.

"I asked my wife to bring my deer hunting gun," Paul said. "I went over there and told them to freeze. They stopped for a second and then ran to their car."

From that point the Browns chased the suspects for a little over five miles to the River Bend Golf Club. Grady County Sheriff Art Kell said the two teenagers lost control of their car around a bend running it into a ditch.

"They just took the turn too fast," he said.

Paul said he and his wife were stuck behind a cement truck when the accident took place, but had a pretty good idea that the suspects car had come to a stop.

"We saw dust in the air and trees moving," Paul said.

Neither suspect was injured in the accident.

Paul said construction workers that happened to be working near the scene of the accident surrounded the vehicle in an effort to help the suspects.

"They were all checking to see if they (the suspects) were ok," he said. "I came out yelling 'stop, they're thieves.'"

Earl Miracle and his wife own and live in the house that was burglarized.  He said the thieves took guns, a TV and expensive vases.

Several of the items were tossed out of the suspect's car while trying to escape the Browns.

Talbert said he wanted to let the victims of these burglaries to be patient.

"We are doing it and we are working it," he said.

Both men where taken into custody by the Grady County's sheriff's office.

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