Man arrested for violating protective order, burglarizing home and assaulting victim

Published: 07/06/2021, 1:31 PM

(TULSA, Okla.) On Monday just before 9:30 p.m., officers responded to 1520 E. 71st Street for a 1st degree burglary in progress with a suspect known to the victim.  Officers arrived and spotted the suspect attempting to leave the apartment.  The suspect did not follow commands and initially held up a knife in a manner that suggested he was pointing a firearm.  Good lighting allowed officers to see the item in the suspect's hand was not a gun, but a knife.  The suspect did drop the knife after multiple commands.  The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. 

The victim stated the suspect is her child's father and she has a valid protective order against him.  The suspect kicked in the victim's door, assaulted the victim, threatened the victim with a knife, and damaged the interior of the apartment.  The suspect was identified (Joseph Bart).  The suspect declined to make a statement to officers or detectives.  The suspect was booked into Tulsa County Jail for 1st Degree Burglary, Violation of Protective Order, Domestic Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Threating a Violent Act, and Public Intoxication. 

The suspect has a DOC conviction history including felony assault and battery and burglary, to name a few.  Conviction history is from Wagoner County and Tulsa County.  The victim did not sustain injuries that required medical treatment.  The knife used in the crime was recovered at the scene and identified by the victim at the scene.  The identified knife was dropped by the suspect when he was taken into custody.

Quick arrival of officers contributed to the apprehension of the suspect before he could get away. 


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