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December 2, 2012

Burglary investigation leads to multiple arrests



Levi Kahle Lillard, 18; Ashkon Christopher Blasely Covalt, 19; Brannon J. Stanley, 25; Clayton Ray Wayne Allen, 19; Dakota Lynn Taylor, 18; and Trinity Breann Stricker, 18, each face a single felony count of knowingly concealing stolen property.

According to the affidavits filed in their respective cases all 6 allegedly admitted to investigators that they had at one point been in possession of at least one of the stolen guns.

Lillard allegedly admitted to having possessed 2 guns and giving one to Covalt to try to trade for drugs in Oklahoma City, while selling another to Ronald Phillpott for $250.

Covalt allegedly admitted to receiving the gun from Lillard. Stanley allegedly admitted to driving Covalt to Oklahoma City to try to trade the gun for drugs. But Stanley then left Covalt in the city and returned to Woodward with the gun, which he then allegedly took himself to Phillpott to sell in exchange for 7 grams of methamphetamine.

Allen allegedly admitted to taking one of the guns from Blow's vehicle, which he then allegedly sold to Phillpott as well for $200.

Taylor allegedly admitted to taking another 3 handguns from Blow and Graham as well as “a pink .380,” which his brother had purchased from Blow and Graham, and trading them for marijuana.

Stricker, who is described in one affidavit as Graham's girlfriend, allegedly admitted to hiding one of the guns in a toilet tank at Graham's request when police arrived at her residence to conduct a search on Nov. 7.

Sean Paul Chumley, 24, faces a felony charge of conspiracy and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer for allegedly assisting other suspects hide guns.

According to the affidavit filed with his charges, Chumley was interviewed on Nov. 7 about the burglary and allegedly told investigators that he knew Covalt had one of the stolen guns but didn't know where to find Covalt. Investigators later learned that following that interview, Chumley allegedly went to Stricker's residence to warn the unspecified “occupants” there that the police were looking for the guns, “and it was only a matter of time before we learned about the residence,” the affidavit states.

It is for this alleged warning that Chumley faces the obstruction charge.

He is also charged with conspiracy to conceal stolen property after he allegedly admitted to driving Lillard to Phillpott's residence “so Lillard could sell Phillpott one of the stolen guns,” according to the affidavit.

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