Tulsa protests: Four arrested in connection to protests in south Tulsa

Officers arrest four in connection to south Tulsa protest damage

TULSA, Okla. — Police arrested four people late Monday night in connection to protests that became violent in south Tulsa.

The peaceful protest near 71st and Memorial turned violent late as police and the Oklahoma National Guard responded to reports of vandalism and looting.

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Police say 18-year-old Richard Berumen first threw rocks at police, then started encouraging people to get violent -- eventually tossing a shopping cart through a glass window at AutoZone at 71st and Memorial.

Police say Richard Berumen threw rocks at officers and started encouraging protesters to turn violent -- throwing a shopping cart through a glass window at AutoZone near 71st and Memorial.
Police say Richard Berumen threw rocks at officers and started encouraging protesters to turn violent -- throwing a shopping cart through a glass window at AutoZone near 71st and Memorial. (Tulsa County Jail)

Police had to chase Berumen, but arrested him for inciting a riot, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on an officer, and other complaints.

Police shared video of the damage caused on Facebook Tuesday afternoon:

Landon Johnson and Terrell Mayfield were also arrested and accused of throwing rocks at police.

Police say Landon Johnson threw rocks at police during a protest in south Tulsa.
Police say Landon Johnson threw rocks at police during a protest in south Tulsa. (Tulsa County Jail)
Police say Terrell Mayfield threw rocks at officers during a protest in south Tulsa.
Police say Terrell Mayfield threw rocks at officers during a protest in south Tulsa. (Tulsa County Jail)

Police arrested Keith Warren on complaints of public intoxication but they say they believe he was also connected to the protesting.

Officers say all four of those arrested are from Tulsa.

Tulsa police also warn they will make more arrests in the future if people continue to vandalize and loot -- and say they could make more arrests if they can identify people seen looting and causing damage in videos posted online.

Police arrested Keith Warren on complaints of public intoxication amid the protest in south Tulsa on June 1, 2020.
Police arrested Keith Warren on complaints of public intoxication amid the protest in south Tulsa on June 1, 2020. (Tulsa County Jail)