• Man used rock, hammer to rob businesses, homes

    By: Sara Whaley


    TULSA, Okla. - There were new details Saturday in what police call a crime spree hitting businesses across Tulsa.
    Officers arrested Mark Williams in east Tulsa on suspicion of robbery, burglary and leaving the scene of an accident. Police believe Williams may be behind them all.
    Police said it was an unusual crime spree Friday night with unusual weapons. Reports show that Williams used a rock and hammer to assault his alleged victims.
    “A very strange sequence of events,” said Trisha Catlett.
    She is still trying to comprehend the crimes that ended in her neighborhood.
    “It’s crazy to think it happened this close,” Catlett said.
    Williams was arrested blocks away from her house, but police said the spree began nearly 15 miles away.
    Officers said Williams walked into a Dominoes near 91st and Delaware armed with a rock and demanded money. When employees ran him out police said he went across the street to Fiesta Mart, beat the clerk with the rock and stole his wallet and car keys.
    Reports show Williams crashed the stolen vehicle at 41st and 145th. Police said he jumped out and ran across a field into a nearby neighborhood.
    “It’s very scary. Especially having a young child in the house,” Catlett said.
    Investigators told FOX23 Williams broke into multiple homes, stole a hammer at one stop and beat a homeowner with it at another.
    Williams was wanted on 10 warrants, including assault and burglary charges. He’s being held on more than $350,000 bond.

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