The King Police Department has identified two more suspects in the 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 Paula May said arrest warrants have been issued for Joshua Wayne Montgomery, 20 of 171 West Highland Drive, Okla. and Jerry Clyde Stephenson, Jr., 46, of 7212 West 16th Street, Tulso, Okla.
Montgomery is charged with felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to break and enter a building and commit larceny, aid and abet felony larceny, felony damage to a computer system, felony possession of stolen property, injury to real property, and larceny after breaking and entering.
Stephenson. is charged with felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to break and enter a building and commit larceny, aid and abet felony larceny, felony possession of stolen property, and larceny after breaking and entering.
Police arrested two men, 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. two weeks ago in relation to the incident.
“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.”
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.
“King Police Department would like to send a special thanks to The Drag racing community, Oklahoma SBI, NC SBI, FBI, Skiatook PD, Oklahoma-Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee-Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma-Osage County Sheriff’s Office and Stokes County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation,” said May. “This Investigation is continuing, and additional charges are forthcoming in this case.”
Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.