LAWTON_ Police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for at least two vehicle thefts.
James Holt was taken into custody Tuesday after police saw him driving near 14th and Southwest "B" Avenue. Officers were there impounding an SUV they believed had been stolen by Holt when they saw him drive by. The police gave chase, and Holt ditched the truck he was driving in a parking lot and took off running. He was eventually arrested in a canal a few blocks away. Police said he was carrying a weapon, which had also been reported stolen.
The truck Holt was driving at the time of his arrest was also stolen.
A passenger in the truck, Jennifer Largent, was also taken into custody. Police found checks belonging to the truck's owner in her purse.
With the arrests, police were also able to recover a large amount of electronics and other items stolen during recent car burglaries.