(Cushing, Okla.) On March 10, 2015 just after 1:00 a.m. Cushing Police Officers Jonathan Hall and Casey Perry responded to a burglary call at Laymance Services, 848 E. Main Street.

Upon arrival, Ofc. Hall observed two male subjects on the ground at the rear of the business along with two other males and a female. Ofc. Hall was then advised that Bradley Rice had broken into the shop and was attempting to flee. Ofc. Hall then handcuffed Rice and then placed in investigative detention.

During Ofc. Hall’s investigation, the owner of Laymance Services advise that upon his return to his shop, he observed that the back window was broken out and that the business alarm going off. Laymance also stated that he observed a car parked near the back door of the business with the driver’s door open and running.Laymance advised that as he approached the building, suspect Bradley Rice exited the rear of the business. Rice was seen carrying a claw hammer and cash as he exited the building. Laymance then advised that he tackled Rice to the ground. During the struggle on the ground, Rice struck another worker with the claw hammer as he attempted to help restrain Rice for the police.

Ofc. Hall later photographed the broken window, worker James Murray’s minor injury to his back and fingerprinted several locations within the business. Ofc. Hall later determined that Rice was a former employee of Laymance.

Bradley John Glen Rice, 25 year old Tryon resident was arrested and later booked in to the Cushing Police Department on complaints of public intoxication, second degree burglary, possession of burglary implements, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and malicious injury to property. Rice will be transported today to the Payne County Sheriff’s Department, where he will await a court appearance.