Law Enforcement & Fire
Okmulgee Police Department (OPD) released an update to quell rumors circulating on social media regarding the Kimberly Lyons-Anderson murder.
Investigators have conducted in excess of 25 interviews to date. The commonality of those interviews is that no-one who witnessed the shooting has been identified. Although we have identified numerous persons who were present at the time of the shooting, we have not identified a single person who admits to actually witnessing the shooting. We were provided multiple descriptions of possible vehicles spotted in the area but none that were identified as being involved in the shooting.
In addition, OPD was contacted by a news agency and informed that rumors were circulating that a weapon had been recovered. We have not recovered a weapon related to this homicide. A witness told officers today that although they were present at the location when the shooting took place their back was to the shooter and they did not see them. That witness also told investigators that there was approximately 50 people in the parking lot immediately prior to the shooting. Someone among that group saw the shooter and can identify them.
Investigators from five different agencies continue to run down leads but OPD needs witnesses to come forward that actually saw the shooting.
OPD continues to ask for the public’s help in solving this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact Okmulgee Police Department at 918-756-3511.
Investigators continue to follow leads as part of the investigation into the murder of Kenny Fultz III. Christmas Eve investigators were able to collect enough information to establish probable cause for an arrest.
William Shirley IV, 18, of Okmulgee was booked in the Okmulgee County Jail on a complaint of first degree murder. A detailed report will be submitted to the District Attorney who will determine what official charges are filed.
Okmulgee Police reported the investigation is far from over and investigators continue to follow leads and interview potential witnesses. Police are still asking anyone with information to contact Okmulgee Police.
The day after Christmas the Okmulgee Police responded to a report of a shooting at the American Legion Hut located at the intersection of Smith and Wilson Streets. When officers arrived they found a female victim dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
The victim was identified as Kimberly Lyons-Anderson.
Police said there was very few witness accounts around the time of the incident, but based on those given, investigators believe she was not the intended target.
The Okmulgee County District 25 Violent Crime Task Force has been activated and are involved in the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Okmulgee Police Department at 918-756-3511.
The Okmulgee Police were dispatched to a reported home invasion and shooting around 9 a.m. on Friday.
The original caller reported seeing a white male force his way into the residence and short time later the caller heard shots. When officers arrived they found three males inside the residence. One of the males had been shot once in the right leg. The victim told officers that one of the occupants answered a knock at the door and when opening the door a masked white male pushed his way into the residence armed with a handgun.
After the man was inside he demanded money and shot one of the occupants. The man fled the area north bound on Central Street in a silver colored SUV.
There is no tag information at this time. Names of the victims is not being released yet.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Okmulgee Police at 918-756-3511.
Early Saturday morning at 1 a.m. Okmulgee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call concerning an unresponsive male in a vehicle in Okmulgee near Kern and Kiowa streets.
Okmulgee Police officers and Sheriff deputies arrived on scene and discovered a deceased male, Mikail Parker, 27, of Okmulgee inside the vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound.
Investigators from the Okmulgee County Sheriff's office and the District 25 Violent Crime Task Force are investigating this case.
The Task Force is asking that if anyone has information about this case to contact the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office at 918-756-4311.
Okmulgee Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion in the 800 block of west Second str. Thursday morning around 7:20 a.m. When officers arrived they found a 58-year-old male resident who had been assaulted.
The resident advised officers he was sitting inside his home, inside an enclosed porch when two males wearing masks entered the home and assaulted him. His injuries were significant, but did not appear to be life threatening, reported OPD.
The victim said nothing was taken and that neither assailant said anything. He described his assailants as younger males, one white male and one black male. Both were reportedly wearing black pants and white shirts and and had bandanas on their faces. Both are believed to have arrived and left the area on foot.
"Someone in the area may have seen the males either before or after the incident," said OPD authorities.
Anyone with information is asked to call 918-756-3511.
Around noon yesterday Okmulgee Police received a report of a break-in in progress on west 5th street. Officers responded to the area and learned one of the residents there had a valid protective order against Octavia Linton.
Linton reportedly went to the residence against the terms of the protective order. She reportedly kicked in the door, assaulted a resident there and then took a child she shares with the petitioner of the protective order.
Officers alerted other agencies and a deputy with Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office located Linton at her grandparents residence. Linton was booked in the county jail on complaints of First Degree Burglary, Domestic Assault in the presence of a minor and violation of a protective order. The child was returned to the father under authority of a court order.
Linton is a 21 year old resident of Okmulgee.
A Sunday evening enforcement stop has resulted in two arrest and the seizure of drugs. Okmulgee County Deputy Ethan Mulkey stopped a 2016 Nissan Van Sunday evening at 4:55 p.m. for a minor traffic infraction on I-40 in the southern part of Okmulgee County.
Supposedly coming from the Oakland, California to Memphis, Tennessee, criminal indicators were observed after speaking with the two men who were traveling with a dog kenneled in a rear seat. Subsequent investigation led to a search of the vehicle where the deputy found approximately 15 pounds of hydro-processed marijuana with a street value of $35,000. According to authorities, the dog appeared to be in poor health and was taken to the Henryetta animal pound.
Deontray Chainley, 29 and Jared Rockenbach, 23, both from California were arrested and booked into the Okmulgee County Jail on complaints of possession of CDS with Intent and animal neglect and one additional charge to Chainley for driving under suspension.
A three-vehicle crash 1 mile south of Preston resulted in the death of a Glenpool woman Wednesday evening.
It was reported that a washer and dryer had fallen onto the southbound roadway from a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up, driven by Shelley Smith, 43, of Glenpool. This began to disturb the traffic heading south.
A witness heading northbound reported that she saw the appliances and the traffic building up before the accident ever occurred. She said she called the Sheriff’s Office to notify them of the dangerous looking situation, but the accident happened as the call came in.
According to the OHP report, Smith had pulled over and parked on the southbound shoulder leaving three juveniles, a 7 mo. old boy and and two girls 11 and 15 years old inside. Smith was attempting to get the appliances off the road when a 2014 Chevrolet car, driven by Terrina Alexander, 51, of Okmulgee stopped on the highway behind the washer and dryer.
Immediately after a 2013 Ford Escape, driven by Javier Ramirez, 44, of Okmulgee who did not realize the situation ahead and failed to stop, struck Alexander's car from behind and then Ramirez's vehicle also hit the parked truck and Smith who was standing outside of her vehicle.
Shelley Smith died at the scene from massive injuries. Alexander was transported by Okmulgee County EMS to Okmulgee Memorial Hospital with head injuries, treated and released. Ramirez was not injured. All children were uninjured.
The accident scene was investigated by Trooper Mark Southall #669 of the Okmulgee County Detachment of Troop B. Assisted by Trooper Paige Dowell #460 Creek County Detachment, Trooper Matthew Ledbetter #388, Trooper David Kelley #727, Lt Johnny Fairres #97 and Lt Vern Wilson #160 all of Troop B Tulsa.
Okmulgee , Okla. – Okmulgee County Emergency Management sponsored Swift Water Rescue Training with RB Ellis of Tech ResQ today (Sat 9/24/2016).
Two days of training was provided to firefighters from around the county to teach them skills necessary to effect safe rescues high water emergencies.
The funding to purchase safety equipment and conduct the training was provided for by a SLA funding grant from FEMA.