Pawhuska brothers arrested after robbery outside Kmart

Mike ErwinJournal-Capital
Pawhuska brothers arrested after robbery outside Kmart

BARTLESVILLE — Two Pawhuska brothers are facing Washington County charges of armed robbery following their arrests in connection with an alleged incident on the Bartlesville Kmart parking lot.

Terrance Lucas Cottingham, 25, and his younger brother, 22-year old Cole Bud Cottingham, were arrested Oct. 6. after a woman reported being robbed of her purse by a man with a knife. Bartlesville Police were contacted by the woman as she drove her vehicle in pursuit of a car containing two men — including the man she said had stolen her purse. The robbery was alleged to have occurred a few minutes after noon, police said.

Police officers from Dewey were called into the chase, which ended when the suspects’ vehicle was stopped in a Dewey residential neighborhood. The driver — who was identified as Cole Cottingham — was apprehended around 12:30 p.m. Officers reported that the second suspect was taken into custody around 3 p.m. in a nearby field.

Terrance Cottingham is being held in lieu of a $150,000 bond. He has an additional $25,000 bond in connection with a Washington County charge of engaging in criminal activity. That charge is dated Oct. 1 and includes five counts of illegal use of a credit card and one for knowingly concealing stolen property, all after formerly being convicted of a felony. Online court records show the elder Cottingham has previously felony convictions in Kay County.

According to a court affidavit, two credit cards were used by Terrance Cottingham used two credit cards to make multiple purchases at Bartlesville Wal-Mart on Sept. 14. A owner of the cards reportedly told police that her American Express Card and a Discovery Card had been taken from her vehicle.

The bond amount for Cole Cottingham was set at $75,000. On Monday, both of the brothers remained in custody. They are due back in court Oct. 30.