A Disney man is in custody in the Delaware County Jail in Jay, as the chief suspect in a double homicide at a Sapulpa convenience store.
According to Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore, Heath Haney, 37, was taken into custody at approximately 7:30 a.m. after Sgt. Brandon Houston, with the sheriff's office, found him inside a home in the Dripping Springs area of Delaware County.
Haney was transported to jail in Jay, where is being held in lieu of a $5,000 bond as he awaits formal charges from both the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and the Sapulpa Police Department. The anticipated charges in Delaware county include second degree burglary, according to sheriff's office records.
According to Sapulpa Police Chief Mike Haefner, Haney was taken into custody after Houston received a report of a burglary in process at a rural Delaware county home.
"Delaware county received a burglary alarm call from a homeowner who was out of town," Haefner said. "The alarm system had video access. [The homeowner] directed deputies to the location where [Haney] was."
At the time of his arrest, sheriff office records indicate Haney was found with two 22 caliber bullets, a prescription bottle of oxycodone, a bag of methamphetamine, three bags of marijuana, two glass pipes and a wooden pipe.
Haefner said at the time of Haney's arrest, authorities recovered a firearm in the area, which they believe belong to the man.
Haefner said Haney's capture happened almost simultaneously with his department's issuance of a BOLO or Be On The Lookout search for the man.
"It wasn't until the [deputy] was transporting him, that we [realized] he was indeed the person we were looking for," Haefner said. "I'm grateful to the Delaware county sheriff's office and thankful he was taken into custody without incident."
Haefner said he has three investigators in Delaware county, working alongside members of the sheriff's office, to investigate Haney's presence within the county.
Haefner said his detectives worked through the night until 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, after the murders were discovered and then returned to work at 8 a.m., on Monday, to follow up on leads.
At this time, Haefner said, Haney remains in the Delaware County Jail.
"We may end up transporting him back on our charges, since they are a little more heinous," Haefner said.
About the crime
Sapulpa Police officers responded to a 911 call made before 10 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 22, by a customer who walked inside the Gas and Shopping convenience store near Burnham and Main in Sapulpa and found two men dead.
The victims have been identified as Mohid Khandker, 46, Tulsa, the store clerk, and Robert Fields, 40, Sapulpa, the customer. Both men had been shot in the head.
"Thanks to the media's help, and information gleaned from the public, we have received a lot of information from several different sources, identifying Haney as the person in the [surveillance] video," Haefner said. "We have identified him in various ways. I'm confident he is our suspect."
It is believed Haney was carrying a semi-automatic handgun at the time of the incident. No motive has been released at this time.
Persons with information about Haney are encouraged to contact either the Delaware County Sheriff's Office at 918-786-4531 or contact the Sapulpa Police Department at 918-224-3862.
Tony Russell and Joseph Holloway with News On 6 contributed to this story.