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Armed robbery

Thief fled store with gaming controllers


An arrest warrant is outstanding for an armed robbery suspect charged in McClain County District Court.

The charge against Tavion D. Jefferson, 20, of Oklahoma City, stems from an incident at Walmart in Purcell that occurred September 30.

According to an affidavit, Jefferson entered the store around 5:30 p.m. and went directly to the electronic gaming section.

There he asked a store associate about gaming controllers which are kept in a locked case.

After the associate unlocked the case, Jefferson reportedly said he needed to return to his vehicle and get his wallet.

Instead, according to the affidavit, he displayed a firearm in his front pants pocket.

Jefferson allegedly grabbed the controllers, which were valued at $598, and ran out of the store.

Store video showed a black man with dreadlocks and wearing a green T-shirt, jeans, white tennis shoes and a medical face mask.

Also on video was footage  of the suspect arriving and leaving in a dark blue BMW with heavily tinted windows.

A Walmart loss prevention investigator identified Jefferson as the suspect and the identification was confirmed by the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Organized Retail Crime Unit.

On October 1, Moore police arrested Jefferson on unrelated charges and impounded the BMW. Oklahoma City police also arrested him on separate charges, according to the affidavit.

In a telephone interview with Oklahoma City detectives following his release, Jefferson admitted stealing the items from the Purcell Walmart, but denied ever having a weapon.

According to the affidavit, Jefferson’s social media cover photo shows him leaning against the BMW with a firearm protruding from his front pocket.

In addition, Oklahoma City police answered a call to Jefferson’s home where he allegedly threatened family members with a firearm.

A Purcell detective went to the impound yard and photographed the vehicle and recovered a partial box of 9mm ammunition from beneath the driver’s seat, according to the  affidavit.


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