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Oklahoma City man charged in gas siphoning, assault on police officer

The suspect was shot in the shoulder when he got into his pickup and drove in reverse at a high rate of speed toward a police officer, a court affidavit shows.
by Tim Willert Published: April 25, 2012
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A man accused of stealing fuel from a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot and then attempting to run over a police officer with his pickup was charged Tuesday in Oklahoma County with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Thell Stephen Terry, 50, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Feb. 8 after police officers investigating a rash of fuel thefts saw him siphoning fuel from the rig in the parking lot at NW 23 and N MacArthur Boulevard, a probable cause affidavit shows.

Terry was shot in the shoulder when he got into his pickup and drove in reverse at a high rate of speed toward one of the officers, the affidavit shows. Terry also was charged with petit larceny for siphoning the fuel.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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