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Guy steals car, returns it, still goes to jail

On Sunday, January 27 around 1 p.m. Sapulpa Police Officer Tyler Brogdon was dispatched to the Sapulpa Police Department’s lobby to investigate a car theft. Once there he spoke with the owners of the vehicle (victims).

One of the victims stated that her nephew, Tyler Lowery (defendant), had just stolen her and her husband’s 2017 gray Chevy Malibu.

The victims, husband and wife, had been at home around noon that day with the defendant, who lives with them, and their 13-year old niece. At one point one of the victims noticed that Lowery was not there and asked her niece where he was. The niece reported that he had left the residence.

Upon investigation, the victims found their debit card, car keys, and car gone. The victims stated that this was not the first time their nephew had stolen vehicles from them, and that this time they wanted to press charges.

They told Officer Brogdon that Lowery does not have a driver’s license and that they have never given him permission to use one of their vehicles.

The police officers’ initial attempt to locate Lowery was unsuccessful, however, the following day around 2 p.m. he turned himself in.

Officer Brandon Welsh spoke with the victim who said that the car had been returned and that she still wanted to pursue charges against the defendant.

At that time Officer Welsh read Lowery his Miranda Rights and Lowery agreed to talk to Welsh about the incident.

He said that he took the car keys and the car the day before and drove to Tulsa to meet some people and then went to Enid. He stated that he returned the car at approximately 12:50 p.m. that day.

A criminal background check of Lowery revealed no prior felony convictions.

About the Author

Born and raised in Sapulpa, Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and is a former banker. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown with her husband Michael and to be contributing to The Sapulpa Times.

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