The Norman Transcript

Local news

June 23, 2013

Two suspects arrested in connection with Stoops burglary case

NORMAN — A suspect arrested Saturday by Norman Police believed to be connected with the burglary at the home of University of Oklahoma football coach, Bob Stoops was booked into Cleveland County Detention Center.

Corey Jamal McCarty, 21, and a juvenile are in custody in connection with the case. McCarty is suspected of motor vehicle theft, use of a stolen credit card, burglary 1 and concealing stolen property.

On the morning of June 19, police responded to a report of a burglary at 5400 NW 36th Ave. The family believed that unkown persons had entered the home while they slept and stole cash, a phone, credit cards, and keys as well as taking an SUV parked in front of the residence, using the stolen keys.

Video surveillance at the property recorded two young males allegedly committing the crime. Additional video evidence from area businesses show the same suspects attempting to use the victim’s credit cards.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Norman Detective Corey Lambrecht received a call from Oklahoma City police that

McCarty was detained when OCPD were breaking up a party. A source reported that McCarty and a friend talked about the Stoops burglary. McCarty also matched one of the images in the video.

McCarty, after receiving his Miranda rights, was “polite and cooperative” according to the affidavit. He confessed to entering the victim’s home and taking the property and vehicle.

McCarty was reportedly apologetic, saying he meant no harm to the victim’s family and that the burglary was “not his idea.”

Other suspects are believed to be involved and police are still investigating the case.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • N7 Sooners come together to serve Native American youth

    Whitney Wofford has faced some tough competition as a part of the Oklahoma tennis team. However, on Wednesday, Wofford may have taken on her biggest and most rewarding competition yet at the Sooners For N7 event at the Oklahoma football ...

    April 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • Is Okla. backing off accountability?

    One by one, K-12 education reforms passed in previous years by Oklahoma lawmakers are being targeted for weakening or repeal....

    April 19, 2014

  • Hope Trunk travels to Norman

    The rustle of paper could be heard as students meticulously folded one crane, then another and another Friday afternoon. After reading the inspiring story, “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,” Cleveland Elementary School fifth graders ...

    April 19, 2014

  • Congressman Cole reflects on recovery

    Congressman Tom Cole’s home in Moore was not hit by the May 20 tornado but it came pretty close. His wife has made it clear she wants a saferoom, he said. In a visit to the Transcript on Friday afternoon, Cole talked about tornado ...

    April 19, 2014

  • Gaylord to get $35,000 grant for poverty project

    A team from Gaylord College is among the first winners in a national competition to fund innovative news experiments that serve communities, the Online News Association has announced....

    April 19, 2014

  • Garage sale to benefit Team Jamie’s Crew set

    A garage sale to benefit Team Jamie’s Crew will start at 9 a.m. today at 1510 Melrose Drive....

    April 19, 2014

  • Singing Sooners show set

    The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents the Singing Sooners Spring Show at 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 in the Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center. Jim Graves and Stephen Ziegler serve as directors for the group....

    April 19, 2014

  • Easter event planned Sunday

    The Firehouse Community Outreach Disaster Relief Center, 800 S. Santa Fe in Moore, will host an Easter Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. on Sunday....

    April 19, 2014

  • Little Axe students eligible for GEAR UP University

    Little Axe Public School students entering the ninth-12th grade in the fall 2014 are eligible to apply to GEAR UP University, a summer academic and leadership program available only to 24 state school districts during June 2014....

    April 18, 2014

  • Chamber Banquet During annual banquet, Chamber of Commerce promotes moving Norman forward

    Amidst the backdrop of music, dancing, dinner and fellowship, business leader Mike Fowler announced that the time for a quality-of-life initiative in Norman has come. As incoming Norman Chamber of Commerce board chairman, Fowler and ...

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo