Arrests made after taxi cab driver allegedly assaulted, robbed in NW Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – Four people have been arrested after allegedly assaulting and robbing a taxi cab driver and taking off in his taxi. It happened on Saturday outside an apartment complex near NW 34th and MacArthur.
“When they made contact with the victim, he was visually shaken up,” said Officer Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “He drives a taxi cab and has responded a call to an apartment complex in that area. When he arrived, an individual jumped into the cab, pointed a gun at him and demanded the money that he had.”
According to a police report, the suspects pistol-whipped him and then stole his taxi.
When officers arrived, the victim was bleeding from his face and had blood all over his white undershirt that he had wrapped around his head to stop the bleeding.
“The suspects did get away with his taxi,” Morgan said.
A short time later, police found the stolen taxi about a block away in the 5800 block of NW 33rd. A short time later, police responded to the same area where the robbery took place in response to an altercation between a group of people believed to be the suspects.
“Those suspects were later identified as the actual suspects involved in the robbery and were taken into custody,” Morgan said.
Three of the suspects were identified as Steven Dallas Kasper, Alexus Marie Dunlap and Deaungelo Marquay Williams. They were booked into the Oklahoma County Jail, along with a fourth unidentified person, on various robbery charges.