Police have arrested 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 Ronnie Dale Pollard, Jr., 47, of North Country Meadow Lane, Skiatook, Okla., was apprehended by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office at a hotel, noting that he had waived extradition and was awaiting transport back to Stokes County.
She said Christopher P. Goodman, 32, of East 46th Street South, Broken Arrow, Okla., turned himself in to the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning after hearing reports that police had obtained a warrant for his arrest. He is currently being held under a $5,000 secured bond.
May 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.
May 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.
May offered thanks to the SBI, Skiatook Police Department, Broken Arrow Police Department and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the case.
Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.