Felon stole gun from woman, tried to evade police by jumping into pond, Tulsa police allege

This article originally published in the Tulsa World.

Police arrested a convicted felon in Tulsa on allegations that he stole a gun from a woman while attempting to rob her.

Timothy Worthington, 25, was arrested around 1:35 p.m. after he jumped into a pond at Centennial Park while attempting to evade police, according to an arrest and booking report.

Worthington attempted to flee from police after he approached a woman, knocked her to the ground and stole a weapon that had fallen out of her purse near Sixth Street and Peoria Avenue, police allege.

A person found the weapon in a nearby alley and notified police after they removed Worthington from the pond, the report says.

He was arrested on complaints of resisting arrest, robbery by force or fear after a felony conviction, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and obstructing justice.

Worthington was previously convicted on multiple drug charges. He was most recently charged June 20 with unlawful possession of a controlled substance as a second offense.

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