Woman dies after violent break-in, suspect arrested
|Updated: 3/16/2012 3:22 pm
||Published: 3/15/2012 2:47 pm
Tulsa police said the woman beaten in a brutal home break-in in North Tulsa died Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Nancy and Bob Strait were robbed and beaten Wednesday night at their home in the 3300 block of Virgin Street. Bob Strait remains hospitalized in serious condition. A police report indicates Bob was shot in the face with his own BB gun during the invasion.
Thursday afternoon Tulsa police located the couple's stolen car in the 5700 block of East Easton Street. An alert driver on 4th and Yale called police when he saw the Plymouth Neon. He followed it to the neighborhood. That's when more than a dozen police cars stopped the driver.
Investigators took 3 men and a woman in for questioning. Police tell us there was a child inside the car with the woman. After interviewing the four, police arrested Tyrone Woodfork, 19.
Police said they had enough evidence to arrest Woodfork for this murder. Woodfork was on a suspended sentence for burglary. A police report says he sold the Strait's 42-inch flatscreen tv for $250 at a gas station shortly after the break-in on Wednesday evening, and was in possession of other items from the house. He is being held without bond.
If you would like to help the couple, you can make a donation at Arvest Bank. The account is named "Nancy Strait and Bob Strait Support Trust."
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