(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man has been charged with stealing a tablet computer from the Oklahoma State University Student Union Store and 17 DVDs from Hastings, as well as knowingly concealing the stolen items from their owners.
An arrest warrant was issued on Nov. 10 for Steven Robert Killough, 45, who was not in custody this morning, a jail spokesman told KUSH. Killough has not yet appeared in court on the four-count charge that was filed last month, records show.
OSU Police Sgt. Daniel Ray wrote in an affidavit that on Aug. 22, a tablet computer was reported as stolen from the OSU Student Union Store.
On surveillance video, “a white male in a wheelchair with tattoos on both arms is seen stealing the tablet,” the affidavit said.
Two months later on Oct. 24, Ray, who was not in uniform, saw a man “matching the likeness of the individual I had seen in the surveillance video provided by the Student Store,” the OSU police officer wrote in his affidavit.
After identifying himself as a police officer, “I asked the defendant if he had stolen the tablet and he stated no,” Ray wrote in his affidavit.
“I asked him why I had a picture of him stealing the tablet, and he then admitted to taking the tablet,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“I asked him where the tablet was at and he stated he had sold it to the CPR (Cell Phone Repair) store on N. Duck for $80,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
“I went to the CPR store and they were still in possession of the tablet that the defendant had sold them.
“I confirmed by the use of the service tag sticker that was still on the tablet as the same tablet as the one reported stolen by the Student Store.
“I was also able to obtain the document that the defendant signed stating that the tablet belonged to him and it was not stolen,” the officer wrote in an affidavit for an arrest warrant.
That same day on Oct. 24, surveillance footage showed that 17 DVD movies valued at $410 were stolen by Killough at Hastings, an affidavit by Stillwater Police Officer James Hansen alleged.
A Hastings employee said that at about 11:35 a.m. Killough was seen entering the store through the café doors with a silver backpack on the back of his wheelchair, the affidavit alleged.
“Steven could be seen selecting several DVDs and placing them in his lap,” the affidavit alleged.
About 15 minutes later, “Steven was seen going back to the café area of Hastings. The employee stated at this point Steven was not seen in possession of any DVDs,” the affidavit said.
“The employee also stated Steven was never seen returning any of the selected DVDs to the correct shelves and no misplaced DVDs had been located inside the store at that time,” the affidavit said.
At about 12:03 p.m., “Steven was seen leaving the store through the café doors as he passed all of the points of sale and didn’t purchase any items,” the affidavit alleged.
“A witness stated as Steven passed the security sensors at the door, the security alarm sounded and the security lights began flashing,” the affidavit alleged.
“As Steven left the store, he was only seen in possession of the silver backpack.
“Steven was located approximately 30 minutes later in possession of the 17 stolen DVDs,” a block away, the affidavit alleged.
“All of the DVDs were located in the silver backpack Steven was seen inside the store with,” the affidavit alleged.
If convicted of two misdemeanor counts of shoplifting and two felony counts of concealing stolen property, Killough could be incarcerated for 12 years and fined $3,000, court records show.