Police are searching for two suspects in the June theft of an estimated $445,000 of racing engines and engine components from Buck Racing Engines, a drag racing related business located on Old Newsome Road in King.
King Police Chief Paul May said warrants had been issued for Ronnie Dale Pollard, Jr., 47, of North Country Meadow Lane, Skiatook, Okla., and Christopher P. Goodman, 32, of East 46th Street South, Broken Arrow, Okla.
“We are working with a number of law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma to locate and arrest these suspects,” said May.
She said Pollard is charged with felony larceny, conspiracy to break and enter a building and commit larceny, and aiding and abetting a felony larceny.
“Pollard is a TV personality who appeared on the Discovery Channel TV Program ‘Street Outlaws,’ which is filmed in Tulsa, Okla.,” said May. “The show is about street drag racing.”
Goodman is charged with felony larceny, conspiracy to break and enter a building and commit larceny, and felony breaking and entering at building.
The suspects have not been apprehended yet but warrants have been issued for their arrest,” said May. “We have not recovered any property yet.”
She noted that the suspects were being investigated by other law enforcement agencies across the county and that she anticipated additional charges and possibly the arrest of additional suspects.
May said the charges stemmed from a June 19 break in at Buck Racing Engines. Initial reports estimated the stolen property to be valued at $315,000, but May said further investigation showed its vale to be closer to $445,000.
She said the business also suffered property damage estimated at $14,000.
“Two to three male suspects forced entry into the business,” said May in June. “Anyone with information regarding this crime should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-8506 or the King Police Department at 336-983-0886.”
In June Buck Racing Engines offered a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the thieves along with the recovery of the stolen property.
Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.