Police investigating three armed robberies within 24 hours

Published: 01/18/2019, 7:39 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM

(TULSA, Okla.) On Friday just after 3 a.m. officers were radio assigned to East 31st Street between Jamestown and Louisville in reference to an armed robbery.  Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who stated a white female put a knife to his throat and took his vehicle.

The victim stated he left the River Spirit casino prior to the robbery in his black 2009 Ford Edge.  While driving home the victim stated his vehicle began to overheat so he stopped at the Wendy’s located near 3100 S. Harvard Ave.

After stopping the victim stated a white female approached the driver’s side of his vehicle and produced a knife and placed it against his throat.  According to the victim the suspect demanded his vehicle.  After the victim exited the vehicle the white female took his vehicle and sped away westbound on E. 31st St.

The victim began running east on E. 31st St. and called 911 on his cell phone.  The victim stated a black male driving a white four door vehicle told him to not call the police.  According to the victim the white four door vehicle had tape on one of the rear windows.

The white female suspect is described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and approximately 45 years of age.  She was also described as having a tattoo on her right arm.

The victim was not hurt.

On Thursday around 11:30 p.m. officers responded to the Sugarberry Apartments in reference to an armed robbery.  Upon arrival officers met with the victim.  She stated that she was inside her apartment when two males kicked in her door and held a gun to her head.  The loss was cash.  The suspects were described as two black males with their faces covered with sweatshirts and fled on foot.

Also on Thursday, just after 2 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Music Store on E 31st Street for a robbery in progress.  

On arrival they discovered that the suspect attempted to steal a $4000.00 guitar.  When employees confronted him he threatened them with a knife.  In the parking lot he assaulted and tried to run over an employee as he made his escape.

Employees broke a window on the car during the altercation.   They also provided officers with photos of the get-away vehicle and a good description of the suspect and a female accomplice who was outside the store as a look-out.

At 4:15 PM officers searching for the suspect spotted the getaway vehicle.  It was parked in front of a glass repair business at 8500 East Admiral Place.   They were attempting to get the window replaced.  Jacob Slayton was arrested for grand larceny, pointing a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of controlled drugs and a Rogers County burglary warrant.  

Merissa Lawhead-Slayton was arrested for grand larceny, possession of controlled drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The guitar was recovered but it was damaged.  The employee who was assaulted had facial injuries.


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