Bartlesville man could get 20 years for stealing chair

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Frank Lloyd Wright chair stolen from Bartlesville’s Price Tower
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. —

Quick Facts:

 

  • Rodney Crane pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree and grand larceny
  • Crane stole a chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from the Price Tower
  • While on bond, Crane committed "more serious" crimes, according to the DA
  • A 20-year sentence was recommended because of his crimes while out on bond

 

A Bartlesville man could spend the next 20 years behind bars for stealing a chair.

Rodney Crane did not steal just any chair- he stole a unique chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from the Price Tower in Bartlesville.

Police said the chair was stolen on Oct. 3. It was the first item ever stolen from the tower. 

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The $20,000 chair was recovered in November, and police said Crane admitted to the crime during his arrest.

Officers found other pieces from the Price Tower in his home as well. 

He pleaded guilty to charges of burglary in the second degree and grand larceny back in December.

While out on bond, the Bartlesville assistant  DA said he committed "much more serious" crimes, prompting the court to seek the heavy sentencing. 

His sentencing date is April 6.