TULSA, Okla. — On March 8, 2023, around 3:00 PM, Tulsa authorities were tasked to investigate an area increasingly prone to crime.

Tulsa police responded to 4300 S. 91st E. Ave, where they found an encampment near the train tracks.

Camp Complex – Image courtesy of Tulsa Police Department

Upon approaching the camp, authorities witnessed a man flee from the area on foot.

Officers began chasing the man, eventually detaining him. The runner was identified as Christopher VanHorn.

Christopher Vanhorn, Tulsa County Jail

A woman, Kayla Smith, began speaking to authorities during this ordeal and informed them that VanHorn was her husband.

VanHorn’s “wife” could not recall her groom’s name.

The happy couple were arrested for trespassing on the railroad property.

Authorities found that VanHorn was a wanted man, not for being an eligible bachelor recently taken off the market by his sweetheart, but wanted in Kansas with a warrant for his arrest.

During the apprehension, Tulsa PD gathered additional information on the couple’s interests when they stumbled upon a blue bag allegedly belonging to the pair.

Inside of VanHorn and Smith’s blue bag were a handful of goodies, including a handgun and drugs.

Officers found that one of the drug balloons comprised of marijuana laced with Fentanyl. So with that finding, the lovers were arrested for multiple things.

Smith’s arrest involved Harboring a Fugitive, Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Trespassing on Railroad Property.

VanHorn’s arrest was for a bit more than his “bride’s,” that is, Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm After Former Conviction of a Felony, Trafficking Fentanyl, Trespassing on Railroad Property, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Drug, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Fugitive from Justice.

Smith’s bond was set to $15,000. Vanhorn’s bond was set to $63,500.

Naturally, these are arrests and not convictions.

(Source: Tulsa Police Department)


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