Tulsa police arrest convicted felon and partner with sawed off shotgun and stolen car

Tulsa police arrest convicted felon and partner with sawed off shotgun and stolen car

Tulsa police booked Joseph McCarthy on complaint of possession of stolen vehicle and convicted felon in possession of sawed-off shotgun with serial number scratched off. 

  • Tulsa police spotted a stolen 2017 Hyundai Elantra at the parking lot of Tulsa Inn and Suite at 8201 E.Skelly Dr. about 8pm on Saturday.
  • Police say that Joseph McCarthy and Ashley Hall were behaving suspiciously, and police then discovered that the vehicle was stolen.
  • TPD says that during a traffic stop they discovered a sawed-off shotgun, chamber and tube loaded, under the driver's seat.
  • Police say the shotgun measured nearly two feet and the serial numbers were scratched off.
  • Police also found three boxes of shotgun ammo in the spare tire wheelwell.
  • According to police records, Hall said that she thought the vehicle seemed "fishy" because it was hot-wired and the ignition was gone.
  • TPD says Hall said the couple purchased the running vehicle for $300 when the two bought it in Oklahoma City.
  • Police also found a BB gun resembling a fully functioning firearm and drug paraphernalia in the room they were staying.
  • Police say that both were seen earlier in the day going in and out of the room with various bags and belongings.
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