Broken Arrow police arrest 2 during break-in, standoff


By John Dobberstein, Editor

Broken Arrow police arrested two men Thursday afternoon after they broke into a home on the city’s north side and refused police commands to leave.

Officers were sent to a residence in the 800 block of West Oakland Street just before 2 p.m. after a neighbor reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the street.

When police arrived, they found 29-year-old Morgan Prickett and 31-year-old Demi Burk hiding in the attic. Both refused to leave for more than 2 hours, until they were detained by the BAPD Special Operations Team.

A husband and wife live at the home and were sleeping when they heard the suspects in the attic. One of them woke up and saw one of the suspect's hands sticking through a hole in the ceiling.

Police said the suspects and victims know one another and, in fact, the suspects had stayed at the home 3 weeks ago but didn’t have any reason to be there Thursday.

During the investigation, officers located multiple items outside the home that had been removed from inside.

Prickett and Burk were arrested for first-degree burglary and obstruction. Burk is a member of a federally recognized Native American tribe.

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