Curtis Ryan Ferrell

Curtis Ryan Ferrell

The truck was so nice, it was stolen twice.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended 28-year-old Curtis Ryan Ferrell, of Noble, on Wednesday. He is accused of stealing a Noble Public School district-owned vehicle twice, including once while the vehicle was being processed into the Noble Police Department’s impound lot.

“Our deputies are tenacious, particularly when a suspect who has been identified as dangerous is still committing crimes in Cleveland County,” Cleveland County Sheriff Todd Gibson said. “We take our mission to protect the community very seriously.”

According to a Cleveland County District Court affidavit, Ferrell originally stole the Chevy truck and a John Deere tractor from the Noble Public School’s administration building on Dec. 31.

Four days later, a Noble Police officer spotted the suspect vehicle parked at a residence on S. Fourth Street in Noble.

The vehicle was taken to the police department to be processed for evidence. While it was being processed, police claim that Ferrell stole the truck, again, and a pursuit ensued.

Ferrell got the vehicle stuck in a field and fled on foot, according to the police affidavit.

Ferrell wasn’t arrested until Wednesday, when deputies obtained information that he was staying at a trailer in a Noble trailer park, but he had left prior to their arrival.

“We had the K-9 out due to his violent history and the felony warrants out on him,” CCSO Lt. Michael Russell said. “We believed he was still in the area, possibly hiding in the woods near the trailer park.”

Russell said MSgt. Travis Shroyer, along with K-9 Hevey (pronounced Heavy), tracked Ferrell about half a mile northeast inside an abandoned house.

Noble police located the John Deere tractor Jan. 6 at a Noble residence.

Ferrell faces two counts of knowingly concealing stolen property, two counts of aggravated assault and battery on a police officer, a count of larceny of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after a previous felony conviction, one count of receiving/concealing stolen property, receiving/concealing stolen property after a previous felony conviction, all felonies, as well as misdemeanor counts of attempting to elude a law enforcement officer and possessing/selling drug paraphernalia, three separate cases.

Oklahoma court records show Ferrell had a previous criminal record including pleading guilty in 2017 to multiple counts of knowingly concealing stolen property and petty larceny in Oklahoma County District Court. He was given a five-year suspended sentence.

Records additionally show that Ferrell has two ongoing felony cases in Cleveland County.

Felonies Filed

The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office:

• Taylor, Quavon Deshawn, 19, was charged with possessing a firearm after delinquent adjudication and receiving/concealing stolen property.

• Whitebird, Daryl Dean, 45, faces charges of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possessing a firearm after a previous felony conviction.

Traffic Report


• W. Robinson Street and N. Flood Avenue: At 11:15 a.m., two vehicles were involved in a non-injury collision.


• W. Main Street and N. University Boulevard: At 12:53 a.m., single vehicles were involved in an injury collision. Minor injuries were reported.

• Classen Boulevard and Post Oak Road: At 4:16 p.m., single vehicles were involved in an injury collision. Minor injuries were reported.

Jacob McGuire is the Crime and Courts reporter for The Norman Transcript. McGuire is currently pursuing his MPA at the University of Oklahoma.