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Police filed a search warrant Monday for items inside a southwest Oklahoma City home where three people were found dead earlier this month.
Officers responded to shots fired at the home at 3221 S Durland Avenue shortly after midnight April 14. Witnesses told police they saw several people run from the home after the shots were fired and left in different vehicles.
Police have identified the man who died in an oil rig accident Monday as Peter Cleeland, 45, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.
About 10 p.m. Monday, firefighters and paramedics were called to a rig at 3400 SE 59, said fire Deputy Chief Marc Woodard.
Police officers also responded to a man being “crushed” at the rig site, said police Master Sgt Gary Knight.
Crews freed the Cleeland from underneath metal, but he was in full arrest when he was freed, authorities said. Emergency Medical Services Authority paramedics also responded, Woodard said.
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Rebecca Bryan, 52, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of her husband, the Nichols Hills fire chief, on Sept. 20 inside they Mustang home at at 1320 W Rose Hill Drive.
A judge ordered her to face trial on April 4. Bryan is scheduled to appear for arraignment May 22 in El Reno.
Agent Shawn Wright filed the warrant for a .380 Ruger LCP gun box that once belonged to the couple’s son, Kent Bryan. Officials also requested a fired casing from the pistol, related paperwork and a receipt for the gun.
A second arrest has been made in the Easter Sunday shooting death of a Lexington man, authorities said.
Authorities arrested Russell Lee Blackwood, 40, of Purcell, Wednesday, the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation reported. Blackwood was arrested on a murder complaint in connection with the death of Gary Norton Sr., 55, who was found shot to death in his Lexington home April
Blackwood had been booked into the McClain County Jail on unrelated charges. Agents questioned him Wednesday, arrested him, and booked him into Cleveland County Jail.
Blackwood’s arrest follows that of Richard Dean Landsdale, 37, of Purcell, who was arrested at home Monday afternoon. Landsdale was also booked into Cleveland County jail.
An autopsy revealed Norton died of a gunshot wound to the head, OSBI said. Several residents called 911 and said they heard gunshots in the area between 12:30 and 12:45 a.m.
Some damage reported along 34th Street area, including houses and some cars. Some possible injuries reported.
4:30 a.m. The tornado warning for Pawnee County has expired. Only severe thunderstorm warnings remain across the state.
Forecasters said the following counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning:
Creek, Garfield, Noble, Nowata, Osage, Payne, Rogers and Washington.
3:50 a.m. A tornado warning has been issued for Pawnee County until 4:15 a.m. Saturday. Meteorologists located the storm capable of producing a tornado near Pawnee and is said to be moving northeast about 30 mph.
3:40 a.m. The tornado warning for Logan County has been canceled, but forecasters have issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Logan, Lincoln and Payne counties.
This storm is capable of producing half-dollar size hail and is accompanied by damaging winds up to 65 mph. It was located near Meridian and is moving east at 35 mph.
Areas that could be affected by this storm include Stillwater, Cushing, Perkins, Langston, Tryon, Ripley, Agra, Coyle, Meridian, Lake Carl Blackwell and Ingalls.
3:30 a.m. The severe thunderstorm warning for Payne and Noble counties has expired, according to the National Weather Service.
The tornado warning for Oklahoma and Canadian counties has also expired. Both remain under a tornado watch until 4 a.m. Saturday.
3:15 a.m. Mustang — A small tornado hit a housing addition early Saturday, a police dispatcher said.
The tornado hit about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Branches addition near Geronimo and Ponderosa Way. Homes in the area sustained minor damage, the dispatcher said.
There are also power poles down at SW 59 and Mustang Road, and the area will be closed to traffic. No injuries have been reported.
Mustang was without power Saturday morning.
3 a.m. The tornado warning for Logan County has been extended until 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters have not confirmed that a tornado has touched down in this area.
2:30 a.m. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman has issued a tornado warning for Oklahoma, Logan and Canadian counties. Meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado about four miles southwest of Seward that is moving northeast at 25 mph.
Areas that could be affected by the storm include Guthrie, Cedar Valley, Meridian, Navina and Seward.
Below are videos of a tornado in Norman and storm damage Friday. If you have a video you’d like to submit, post the link in the comments and we might add it to our list.
Power lines are blown down in Norman
Tornado warning at OU campus (3 minutes into video)
Tornado spotted in Norman
Storm damage in Norman
An Oklahoma City resident submitted this video of quarter-size hail falling at his home near I-40 and Choctaw Road. He also reported flooding at his home. See photo below.
Here’s a photo of storm damage in Norman that was tweeted James Winchester. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman reported a tornado in the area about 4 p.m. Friday.
If you have more photos of damage from the storm, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.