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Police: 2 arrested for crashing into Tulsa gun shop, stealing rifles

Anthony Martinez, 44, and Shannon Fryman, 37, are accused of driving a stolen SUV into Action Arms near 51st and Mingo Nov. 10. (KTUL)

Police say two people are in custody in connection with a dramatic gun store robbery in Tulsa.

Anthony Martinez, 44, and Shannon Fryman, 37, are accused of driving a stolen SUV into Action Arms near 51st and Mingo Nov. 10. Police said at the time of the burglary that the suspects crashed into the strip center and through the gun shop before stealing around a dozen AR-15 rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Police say detectives received an anonymous tip that Martinez and Fryman were the suspects. They later found out that Martinez had pawned some of the stolen items at a Broken Arrow pawn shop Monday, according to jail documents. When Martinez and Fryman showed up to the pawn shop, they appeared to be driving the same stolen SUV used in the gun store break-in, police say.

Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Martinez showed up at the same pawn shop in a stolen Chrysler 300. Broken Arrow police responded and took him into custody for possession of a stolen vehicle, according to jail documents. Detectives say they found four of the stolen rifles from Action Arms in the trunk of the car and a handgun in the console.

Police also say Martinez had 6 grams of methamphetamine on him, "well beyond" enough for personal use.

Fryman was also arrested and later admitted to stealing the Chevy Trailblazer used to break into Action Arms, according to police. She also reportedly admitted that she and Martinez stole 11 rifles and five boxes of ammunition from the store.

Both Martinez and Fryman are convicted felons, according to police. Martinez was booked into jail on multiple complaints, including second-degree burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, and five counts for possession of firearms. Fryman faces complaints of second-degree burglary, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle.


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