Update: Third suspect in Shawnee home invasion arrested
The United State Marshals in Oklahoma City arrested Clayton Lamont Moore Jr.,18, who is the third suspect involved in a Shawnee home invasion, on a traffic stop near 36th and Tulsa in OKC around 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2.
According to a press release from the U.S. Marshals, Moore is wanted on a Pottawatomie County felony arrest warrant for Burglary 1, conspiracy to commit a felony and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony
The release stated, U.S. Marshals with the assistance of the Oklahoma City Police Department Gang Unit arrested Moore.
According to Shawnee Police Cpl. Vivian Lozano, Moore is the third suspect in a home invasion that occurred in Shawnee Thursday, Dec. 26.
Shawnee police, along with the U.S. Marshal's Service and Oklahoma City police, on Monday, Dec. 30 arrested the other two suspects that were being sought in connection with the Shawnee home invasion case, police said.
Lozano said the arrests came after a day-long surveillance in the Oklahoma City area.
Lozano also said one of the three suspects is reported to be a juvenile and as of Thursday, Jan. 2 Lozano said she didn't have the name of the other arrestee.
The case was an active investigation from the incident that occurred in Shawnee Lozano said.
Police began searching for two black males who had been captured on a RING security camera video at a home in the Northridge Addition.
The duo, armed with handguns, were invading a Shawnee house in that neighborhood while the occupants were home the morning of Dec. 26.
According to a release issued Friday, Dec. 27 from Shawnee Police Chief Mason Wilson's office, the burglary occurred around 10 a.m. and the RING footage showed the two suspects enter the residence in the area of Oak Hill and Center Street with handguns.
Wilson said at the time of the invasion, the homeowners were in the house, but they were unaware of the two suspects in their home.
The security footage, Wilson said, shows the two men in the home for a short amount of time and then leaving through the same door they entered and were believed to be in a light-colored car.
As a result of this case, other similar incidents around Pott. County were reportedly connected, according to police, so Shawnee police was working with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office.
Following Monday's arrests, the investigation continued and Lozano said more details would be released as they develop. Formal charges have not been filed.
And while the three persons allegedly involved in this case are now in custody, Lozano said residents should continue to remain vigilant when it comes to their safety and securing their property.
She advises everyone to always keep home and car doors locked and not to open their door if someone is knocking on the door that they don't recognize. Any suspicious activity should be reported to police.
Watch for updates.