Oklahoma man allegedly admits to local crime spree

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Jimmy Atherton, Courtesy: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. – Local authorities arrested a man accused of grand larceny.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office detectives say 25-year-old Jimmy Atherton of Noble was arrested on multiple warrants totaling $300,000.

Officials say Atherton is charged with grand larceny, false declaration of ownership in pawn and pattern criminal offenses.

According to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Atherton is accused of stealing a go-cart and double-axle and then trying to pawn both of the items.

Investigators say Atherton not only confessed to those crimes, he also admitted to committing nine more thefts in Cleveland, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties.

“Investigators have done a terrific job gathering evidence and finding the person responsible for these multiple crimes,” Sheriff Joe Lester said. “I hope the suspect has learned it doesn’t pay to commit any crime in Cleveland County.”


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