CHICKASHA, Okla. – A Chickasha man went on a mini crime spree and accused of a hit and run, drunk driving and burglary all in the same day.
It started out with a suspected drunk man crashing a car into a tree and nearly hitting other drivers on the road. When police caught up to him, he was walking out of a house with a safe and soiled pants.
This is Danny Briscoe’s driveway, but the car under the car port is not his car.
“I guess he wrecked the car and said, ‘Well, I know where some money is.” He came over here and knew we were gone,” homeowner Danny Briscoe said.
Briscoe got a call from his neighbors during his lunch break who told him police were at his house. He came home and in the back of the police car was Courtney Plumb.
“It actually turned out to be somebody we knew,” Briscoe said.
Police got a call a little earlier that day about a hit and run. Someone crashed into a tree and then took off, and officers found the damaged car at Briscoe’s house. It is a car one of the neighbors immediately recognized from another near crash just moments before.
“I walked over and saw the tail end of the car and took a better look and I’m like ‘Hey! He almost hit me,” she said.
When police got there Plumb was carrying out Briscoe’s safe, and inside was about 5,000 dollars.
“Is this your house,” police asked Plumb.
“No,” Plumb said.
“How did you get in the house,” officers said.
“I walked in,” Plumb said.
Briscoe said Plumb knew where the key was hidden.
“It’s one of those cases where you think you got a friend,” Briscoe said. “But, I guess he had a motive. He needed money.”
And a little sobering up to do.
“He was possibly intoxicated,” Chickasha Police Major Elip Moore said. “The front of his pants were soiled. There was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes.”
Plumb was promptly arrested.
“Drop your cigarette,” Police said to Plumb. “Put your hands behind your back.”
Briscoe said Plumb will not be able to get inside his house again.
“The key and everything else especially now,” Briscoe said. “They’re going to be on my key chain from now on.”
Plumb was booked into the Grady County Jail and is facing multiple charges.