Four suspects charged in multiple criminal operations
Four suspects were charged Monday after a search of their residence reportedly uncovered stolen machinery, marijuana, dozens of identification cards and a severely emaciated horse.
On Jan. 7, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the raid of a large metal building at 3000 N Interstate 35 Service Road.
Deputies found Troy Arthur Aumann, Wendy Leigh Aumann, Michael David Aumann and Randall Paul Templett were living in the building and had active roles in receiving and selling stolen property, narcotic use and other criminal activity, according to a court affidavit.
The search revealed a John Deere tractor worth $60,000, a $12,000 mower, a $6,000 dump trailer and two new pieces furniture worth $2,500. All had been stolen or fraudulently purchased, investigators reported. Deputies also found 34 drivers licenses, 16 Social Security cards and 20 credit cards, none of which belonged to the defendants.
The building contained several rooms set up for a marijuana growing operation, and deputies discovered several dried marijuana plants, according to the affidavit.
An emaciated horse was unable to stand in a small pen inside the building. The horse had several cuts and scrapes on its legs, knees and rib cage.
A veterinarian arrived to assess the horse and determined it would not be able to recover from its injuries, deputies reported. The horse was unable to walk about 60 feet to a trailer, so the veterinarian decided to humanely euthanize it on site.
Deputies turned over two dogs to Oklahoma City Animal Control, and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation collected a bobcat found in the building.
Troy Aumann, 50, is listed as the owner of the property. He was charged with animal cruelty, unlawful cultivation of marijuana, concealing stolen property and use of a surveillance camera while in commission of a felony.
His brother, Michael Aumann, 52, was charged with one count of unlawful cultivation of marijuana. Wendy Aumann, 50, Troy Aumann’s wife, has been charged with concealing stolen property, unlawful cultivation of marijuana and use of a surveillance camera while in commission of a felony.
Randall Templett, 35, is facing five counts of felony identity theft, relating to the stolen Social Security cards and credit cards reportedly found in his possession.