Spokeswoman Jessica Brown said agents were called Tuesday morning to look into the death of Michael Hall, 29, of Lawton, who was booked into the jail on a complaint of public intoxication. Hall was found dead inside his cell Tuesday. Officials said he was inside the cell by himself and there were no obvious signs of trauma to his body.
The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. Agents have spent the day conducting interviews of those working at the jail facility.
SHAWNEE — A championship swimmer from Oklahoma Baptist University died while practicing in the college’s pool Friday, just under a week after leading the men’s swimming and diving team to victory, university officials said.
Ivan Maciuniak, 22, went underwater and didn’t resurface while swimming with teammates Friday afternoon, said David Whitlock, the president of the university, in a message sent to faculty, students and staff around 7 p.m. Friday. (more…)
A 19 year old man died Friday after a rollover accident in Okmulgee County involving three teenagers from Beggs, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
The 18-year-old driver of the pickup, Edward Parker, was traveling northbound on County Road North 160 near Creager Road when the vehicle crossed over the center median, left the roadway and rolled once at about 4:55 p.m. A passenger, Seth Willson, was ejected and died at the scene, troopers said. The driver and a second passenger, Chelsie Smothermon, 18, were taken to St. John Hospital in Sapulpa, treated and released with minor injuries.
Oklahoma City police found one person dead Friday afternoon after responding to a welfare check at a home on the northeast side.
Sgt. Jennifer Morris said officers responded to the home at 4:30 p.m. at 1132 Windemere Drive. They found a body and are investigating the death as a homicide, she said.
No further details were available, including the sex, name or age of the victim.
The McAlester News-Capital reports:
Leslie D. Wolfenbarger Sr., age 62, faced a jury Wednesday and Thursday after being accused of inappropriately touching the private areas of a five-year-old girl.
After deliberating for less than three hours, the jury came back with the guilty verdict.
Read the full story here.
Stroud police said an angry parent made a bomb threat at an elementary school Thursday morning.
Police Chief Clint Gaylord said an employee told officers a parent made a threat about 8 a.m. Thursday at Stroud Elementary School, located at 220 West 2 Street. He said the woman made the comment that “she would just bomb the school,” prompting officers to investigate the situation. (more…)
A man beaten outside of an Oklahoma City night club died Tuesday of his injuries in Colorado, police said.
Oklahoma City police are treating the Daniel Maxedon’s death as the 15th homicide of 2012. He was found lying on the ground, bleeding from the mouth about 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.
Police were called to the area and found three victims. Two suffered minor injuries. Maxedon, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo. was found in critical condition and taken to the hospital.
He remained in critical condition until he died, Oklahoma Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said Wednesday.
Investigators said an altercation occurred between the victims and five other men. Police have no descriptions of the men involved in the fight except that they were believed to be Hispanic.
Police think someone has information that could lead to an arrest since the assault occurred during a busy time of morning when businesses might have been closing for the night. The three men they are seeking are seen on surveillance video walking in the area at that time.
Police are still seeking information on the beating. Individuals are asked to the call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Contributing: Tiffany Gibson
PIEDMONT — Oklahoma City and Piedmont firefighters battled a grass fire near NW Expressway and Cimarron Road Tuesday.
A fire spokeswoman said Oklahoma City was called to assist with the fire about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday at 14500 Richland Road. She said the city dispatched three brush pumpers, one engine and a tanker to help extinguish the blaze.
Del City firefighters were called to Over the Rainbow Child Center at 3106 SE 15 Tuesday on a smoke investigation. Officials said the smoke was caused by a cooking fire and residual smoke had spread to the attic when firefighters arrived.
All of the children have been removed, accounted for and did not receive any injuries due to the smoke, firefighters said.