(Cushing, Okla.)  Just before 5:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, Cushing police were called to the Maveric Mini-Mart, 224 E. Cherry Street, after an employee arriving for work discovered the front door glass heavily damaged. Sgt. Mark Jobe, MPO Randy Evans and Officer Matthew Piatt were initially sent to the store.

An investigation by Sgt. Mark Jobe revealed the suspects, later arrested and identified as Dewey Bass, IM, 31, and Christopher Eiseman, WM, 24, had been contacted by Officer Piatt in the downtown area within the hour prior to the crime being discovered. Attempts to locate Bass and Eiseman immediately following the crime were not successful.

Wednesday afternoon, just after 1:40 p.m., Cushing police Detective Adam Harp, Officer Carson Watts and Sgt. Jack Ford developed information that led them to an apartment in the 100 blk E. Cherry Street, where they arrested Bass and Eiseman without incident on a complaint of Attempted 2nd Degree Burglary.

“Unbeknownst to the initial investigating officers, this investigation began before this crime was ever discovered, which is reflects well on Sgt. Jobe, MPO Evans and Officer Piatt,” Chief Terry Brannon Said. “These arrests reflect the dedicated work our 3rd Watch officers do night in and night out, which is not typically seen because of the hours these officers work,” Brannon said.

“The continued investigative teamwork shown by Detective Harp, Sgt. Ford and Officer Watts throughout the day to get Bass and Eiseman located and arrested reflects our commitment to solving crimes and working together as a team,” Deputy Chief Tully Folden said.

Both were taken to the Cushing jail where they were processed. It is anticipated both will be taken to the Payne County jail in the morning.