Enid Police Department (EPD)

ENID, Okla. — Enid police arrested an armed burglary suspect Sunday afternoon after a brief, east-side chase that ended when officers cornered the man inside a Broadway gas station.

Ian Garrett Burney, 32, was arrested on complaints of first-degree burglary, obstruction, resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of weapons, according to the EPD incident report.

The pursuit began around 4 p.m. Sunday, when an officer responded to a call about an attempted home break-in. After speaking with the homeowner, the officer began patrolling the area in his vehicle, soon spotting a man who fit the description provided by the homeowner, standing near the property.

The officer approached the man, later identified as Burney, and asked him what he was doing in the area, the report said. The man took off running, and the officer gave chase and radioed he was in pursuit.

The suspect continued fleeing west, crossing 5th and continuing on Broadway, where another officer spotted him enter Mac's Mini Mart, 431 E. Broadway. Officers followed into the store and made the arrest.

While Burney was being escorted out of the store, he broke away and attempted to flee for a second time, while handcuffed, before police restrained him again, according to the report.

After Burney was taken into custody, the homeowner who called 911 identified him as the man who tried to break in, the report said.

As officers secured the store, they found a loaded .22 caliber revolver by a soda machine. Camera footage from the store shows Burney approach the northeast corner near the soda machine, revolver in hand, according to the police report. When he turned back around, he was no longer holding the gun, according to the report.

Burney previously pleaded guilty in Garfield County in 2018 to possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, records show. Other past convictions in the county include possession of methamphetamine, receiving/concealing stolen property and unauthorized use of vehicle.

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Willetts is education and city reporter for the Enid News & Eagle.
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