Healdton church, senior center burglary suspect arrested Tuesday

HEALDTON, Okla. (KXII) - A Texas man was arrested in Carter County for destroying property and breaking into several buildings in Healdton.

Officer Edgar Stevenson with Healdton Police said they got a call August 13 of someone who looked like 35-year-old Michael Minter of Burkburnett, TX breaking into his cousin's house.

"All the windows in the house were broken out, picture frames, mirror in the bathroom, TV, PS4 console, fans were destroyed," Stevenson said.

Stevenson said Minter and his cousin had been arguing earlier that day.

"The cousin's opinion is it's because he kicked him out. That's what he came back for and destroyed his house, essentially," Stevenson said.

Police said Minter had a deep cut on his right hand.

He had also allegedly stolen a guitar, which was found at the Pentecostal church, about a block from the house.

Police said he ate the church's food while at the church and went inside every room, leaving a blood trail.

"He did kick in the pastor's office door and rummaged through the desk and cabinets and stuff in there," Stevenson said. "There were papers slung everywhere, as well as blood, but we couldn't find any money taken."

Minter is also suspected of breaking into the Healdton Senior Citizens Center, taking money from a jar and eating food there. Police say he was still bleeding at the time.

Minter was arrested on a warrant Tuesday in Healdton and faces three felony charges of second-degree burglary.

He could face up to 21 years in prison if found guilty on all charges.

Police said they are waiting on DNA results that could link Minter to a fourth location and bring more charges.