The Norman Transcript

March 20, 2014

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NORMAN — Woman charged after stolen vehicle pursuit

Anna Marie Jean Olander, 23, of Edmond, was charged Wednesday after leading police on a pursuit through Norman until getting stuck near Riverwind Casino.

Olander was charged with endangering others while eluding police, unauthorized use of a vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving damage. She was charged in Cleveland County District Court.

Police engaged in the pursuit after spotting stolen vehicles reported out of Moore. Olander was driving a dark-colored SUV following a black Chevrolet pickup when officers attempted to stop the vehicles around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The black pickup drove into a residential neighborhood in an attempt to elude officers. The driver abandoned the pickup in the area of Davinbrook Drive and Pinon Court and fled on foot. The male suspect driving the pickup is still outstanding.

Police pursued Olander north on 48th to Tecumseh Road and east to Interstate 35 and then south on I-35. The SUV continued south, exiting I-35 at State Highway 9 West in Newcastle.

The SUV then collided with a civilian vehicle in the intersection of Highway 9 and continued south. The SUV drove into a field east of Riverwind Casino. The vehicle stopped and officers took Olander into custody. There were no injuries in the collision with the civilian vehicle.

Former Target employee charged with embezzlement

A former Target employee at 24th Avenue Northwest was charged Wednesday for allegedly embezzling approximately $4,500.

Brenda Kay Henslee, 55, of Moore told police she had been stealing from the registers to pay bills and buy food, according to the affidavit filed with the charge.

Target loss prevention gave video evidence of the thefts to police and a statement from an employee that witnessed her steal the money, the affidavit said.

Man charged with kidnapping, assault

A Newalla man was charged Wednesday after allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a woman in February.

Lance Allen Compton, 44, is on a five-year deferred sentence after previously being convicted of domestic assault in battery in 2006 and 2007 in Cleveland County. He now faces charges for kidnapping and assault and battery.

According to the affidavit filed with the charges, Compton was in a verbal argument with the woman and when she attempted to walk away he grabbed her arm and started screaming in her face. The woman tried to pull away and fell over a box.

Compton then grabbed the woman’s arm and yanked her up off the floor, hurting the woman’s back. He then took her cell phone and yanked the house phone out of the wall, the affidavit said.

As the woman sat on the couch, Compton filled up pitchers with hot and cold water and over several hours threw several pitchers of the water on the woman, spitting on her face throughout the incident, the affidavit said.

At one point the woman tried to leave, but Compton grabbed her, physically keeping her from leaving and told her she wasn’t going anywhere. The woman sat back down on the couch while Compton continued to scream at her, the document states.

While seated on the couch, Compton kicked the couch over and the woman fell backward hitting her head on a cabinet. Compton grabbed the woman’s hair and pulled her up off the ground, sat her back on the couch, kicked the couch over again and pulled her back up by her hair again, the affidavit said.

While grabbing the woman’s hair with one hand, Compton grabbed her mouth with his other hand and squeezed it to the point where she began to bleed from her mouth. He then slapped her repeatedly on the head before taking her to his truck and putting her in the passenger seat of his truck, holding her arm so she couldn’t run, the affidavit said.

After going to scrap some metal, the woman convinced Compton to take her to the hospital where Compton left her. Hospital staff called 911 for the woman so she could report the incident to police.

Indecent exposure charges filed against Maysville man

A 20-year-old Maysville man was charged Wednesday with two counts of indecent exposure after separate incidents in December.

Dustin Ryan Crawford was contacted by police after two separate reports were filed regarding a male driving up and exposing himself, according to the affidavit.

The first incident occurred Dec. 3 when Crawford drove up propositioning the victim and then exposing himself to the victim. The victim was able to give police a description of the vehicle, the affidavit said.

The second incident occurred Dec. 18 when Crawford exposed himself to two City of Norman employees while stopped at a red light. The employees were able to give a better description of the vehicle, as well as a partial tag number, the affidavit said.

Police later spotted a vehicle matching the description and partial tag, found that Crawford was the owner of the vehicle and interviewed him. Crawford confessed to exposing himself to the two employees, but not to the first victim, the document states.

Victims from both incidents were able to identify Crawford in a six-photo sequential line-up, the affidavit said.

Teen charged with rape

A Lexington teen was charged with first-degree rape Wednesday in Cleveland County District Court.

The 17-year-old male is being charged as a youthful offender for the rape of a 14-year-old female. The female told forensic interviewers the male had sexually assaulted her on more than one occasion, according to the affidavit filed with the charge.

When police interviewed the male, who was at Rose Rock Academy in Oklahoma City, he admitted to the sexual assault acts telling the interviewing officer, “Sir, I made a mistake,” the affidavit said.

Rose Rock Academy is a residential treatment facility for children ages 5 to 17 diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and who display disruptive behaviors. It specializes in adolescent males with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual/Developmental Disability who are engaging in sexually maladaptive behaviors, according to the Rose Rock Academy website.

Former rehab center employee faces larceny charge

A former employee at Medical Park West Rehabilitation in Norman was charged Wednesday after pills of Lortab were discovered missing at the end of his shift, records show.

Andrew R. Sullivan, 24, of Norman was charged with larceny of a controlled dangerous substance in Cleveland County District Court.

According to the affidavit filed with the charge, at the beginning of Sullivan’s shift 150 tablets of Lortab were counted and logged, but there were only 120 tablets at the end of his shift on Dec. 31.

Police contacted Sullivan Jan. 3 and Sullivan told police he only passed on the medication passed to him and that he was busy and hadn’t counted the medication when he signed for it. Several attempts of contact were made after Sullivan agreed to a polygraph test, but police were unable to make contact, the affidavit said.

When police contacted the director of nursing a few days later, she reported Sullivan had not shown up for work since the medication was reported missing and by policy for failure to report to work Sullivan was terminated, the affidavit said.

–– By Jessica Bruha, Transcript Staff Writer

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