OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police were led to an interesting discovery after suspect Kyle Acton was jailed and released for a protective order violation.
It was the evening of May 26 when LPD received a call about a possible protective order violation.
While on the way home, an officer located the suspect carrying an airsoft pistol, a knife, and a jar of change.
None of these items were illegal, so LPD gave the objects to Acton’s girlfriend. They then took him in on the active warrant.
It was concluded from the protective order investigation that Acton was living in the wood line by his girlfriend’s grandmother’s house to “keep an eye” on everybody.
Acton, his girlfriend, and his girlfriend’s grandmother are all Native Americans. The protective order against Acton is from his girlfriend’s grandmother.
The next morning on May 27 LPD received a call about a possible burglary.
The residence was located about a block away from the home where Acton’s girlfriend lives with her grandmother.
Responding to the burglary, LPD took a detailed report on the incident which included the missing items such as sports memorabilia, clothes, hunting gear, and jewelry among other items.
While investigating, they discovered a Bass Pro hat and shorts being worn by Acton the day before. In the shorts pocket was his jail paperwork from the previous day.
Acton’s girlfriend’s brother was alarmed by the property she had with her, the items Acton was arrested with.
The brother reached out to LPD, concerned that there may have been items involved in the burglary just up the block. LPD then picked up the items and took them back to the burglary victim. The victim identified the stolen items as his.
Linking him to the scene, LPD located Acton at a hotel in Okmulgee. LPD filed for a search warrant of the room, where the items were discovered upon entry.
In the room were five NFL jerseys, rare coins, and jewelry among other items.
“To top it all off, in the bag of stolen stuff was our suspect’s jail ID from Friday night,” Lighthorse Corporal Brent Colbert said.
Other items were discovered at the property of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Okmulgee, which is near the tree line where Acton was staying.
LPD was able to give back the burglary victim all the items they were missing.
“At the end of the day, we’re glad to give all that back,” Colbert said. “Citizens can sleep safely at night knowing he’s off the streets.”
Acton was arrested and is being held in Okfuskee Co. jail for burglary charges.
The LPD is pressing charges on Acton for violating the protective order and are awaiting to see how the MCN Attorney General’s Office will handle the situation.