The two suspects in yesterday's shooting broke into a house on the 2500 block of South Cherokee around 2 this morning and held the resident hostage for five hours, putting a gun to his head and then into his mouth before punching him in the throat, stealing some money and leaving, according to Lincoln Andrrson with the Muskogee police.
The pair were discussing breaking into more houses and stealing guns, the victim reported.
"At this point, they're desperate," Anderson said. "There is no telling what they'll do."
The pair knocked on the man's door and forced it open when he answered. They escaped into a field east of Cherokee Street and are still at large.
This morning's victim, whose name is being withheld, is still in the hospital with complications from the throat punch.
If anyone has information about where they are, it is a felony to not tell police, Anderson said. Call 918-683-8000
The pair are Beau Trotter (29 year old white male, 5'8", 185lbs, Brown and Hazel) and Brittani Chuckluck aka:Griggs (25 year old Indian Female, 5'3", 135lbs Brown and Brown).
UPDATE 7:06 P.M.: The suspects were arrested without incident behind a shopping center at Peak and Cherokee, Anderson reports. The suspects were not in possession of any weapons.
UPDATE:Reports are circulating that Chuckluck may have been a hostage, not an active participant in the crimes.
Police, however, aren't yet ready to come to that conclusion.
"She will be interviewed," Anderson said. "And we will determine from there."