Oklahoma Burglary Goes Awry, Man Dies
One person died and another was injured Sunday afternoon during an attempted burglary at an Oklahoma oil field, NewsOK.com reported.
The incident occurred at the Quantum Energy-owned oil field east of Calumet. Authorities with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Department said the victims were crushed by a pumpjack at the site as they were attempting to steal copper wire from the facility. Copper wire theft is a common Oklahoma oil field problem.
A nearby property owner called the sheriff after he spotted one of the victims crawling to the county road.
Authorities said the victims claimed to be oil field workers. Quantum Energy representatives said the victims were not employees of the company.
Michael Paul Cradduck, 22, died Sunday afternoon. Steven Ray Cavenee, 30, was hospitalized. Both men had previous burglary charges.
Authorities are searching for a third person that may be driving a blue sport utility vehicle.
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