One suspect in the Walmart larceny that took place during the first week in January in Woodward has been arrested in Kansas, according to Woodward Police officials.
However, an accomplice is still at large.
On Jan. 2, after allegedly being spotted carting out several thousand dollars worth of merchandise from Walmart, Joe Miller and Jerry Warren led Woodward Police, Woodward County deputies and three other law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase over several county lines.
The suspects eventually crashed the vehicle they were in but managed to get away.
Miller has since been arrested in Kansas for 25 unrelated felony thefts allegedly occurring in that state, according to Woodward Police Det. Lt. Darren Navratil.
Warren remains at large and also has warrants for his arrest in Kansas, the detective said.
The pair are accused of stealing nearly $3,000 worth of paintball guns and other merchandise from the Walmart Supercenter in Woodward.
"The authorities in Watonga impounded the vehicle and got a bunch of stolen property," Navratil said. "It's my understanding that the district attorney down there (Watonga) has declined to file any charges based on the fact that the suspects are facing so much in Kansas."
Even though Miller and Warren are facing several felony counts in Kansas, Navratil stated that charges will likely be pursued for the alleged grand larceny at Walmart.
"I think we are going to go ahead and try to pursue charges against them for initially stealing the stuff from Walmart," he said. "Whether or not we get them from Kansas, we'll try to charge them."
Miller and Warren had allegedly been on a crime spree in Kansas and then ventured into Oklahoma on the day they walked into the Walmart here, according to Navratil.
"I don't know what caused them to come to Oklahoma," he said. "We're still trying to work out the logistics of getting all that stolen property back here."