Norman Police Arrest Three in connection to Armed Robbery and Injury Collision

Date of Press Release: 
Mon, 12/10/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 1100 block of Oak Tree Avenue at approximately 1:35 p.m. Saturday. The victim reported that he was robbed at gunpoint of his money, backpack, and various clothing items. He reported that the three suspects left in a black Kia sedan.

The suspect vehicle described as a 2018 black Kia sedan was seen traveling northbound on McGee Drive from State Highway 9. Officers attempted to turn around on the vehicle to complete a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle continued at a high rate of speed toward Lindsey Street where it disregarded the red traffic signal and collided with a silver Jeep. The three occupants of the vehicle ran from the scene.

One of the passengers in the suspect vehicle, later identified as 19-year-old Kristopher Pace (DOB: 12/16/1998), was taken into custody following a short foot pursuit. The driver, later identified as 20-year-old Alexis Morales (DOB: 11/09/1998), was located outside of a nearby business shortly after the collision. Both were taken into custody without further incident.

The third suspect later identified as 29-year-old KC Starr Campbell (DOB: 01/30/1989) ran westbound and stole an unoccupied vehicle located in the parking lot of a business in the 1700 block of Lindsey Street. This vehicle was left unoccupied by a woman who ran to the scene of the first collision to provide aide to the driver of the silver Jeep. Campbell left the parking lot at a high rate of speed and attempted to hit an NPD officer in the area before colliding with a truck and unoccupied building on McGee Drive. Campbell was taken into custody a short distance from the second collision without further incident. No one was injured as a result of the second collision.

Pace was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on complaints of Robbery, Eluding, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Injury, Conspiracy, and Carrying Firearms after Felony Conviction.

Morales was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on complaints of Robbery, Eluding, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Injury, Conspiracy, and Carrying Firearms after Felony Conviction.

Campbell was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on complaints of Robbery, Carrying Firearms after Felony Conviction, Using Offensive Weapon in Felony, Leaving the Scene of Accident Involving Injury, Leaving the Scene of Accident Involving Damage, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance, Eluding, Conspiracy, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.

The driver of the silver Jeep, later identified as 21-year-old Cole Compton, was transported by EMSSTAT to a local hospital in critical condition. Following examination by hospital staff, Compton was released with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

The intersection of Lindsey Street and McGee Drive was closed for approximately five hours while the scene was investigated and cleared. The collision remains under investigation by the NPD/OUPD Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team.

The incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division. Additional charges are pending the completion of the investigation.