Oklahoma crime briefs for March 5, 2013

Oklahoma crime briefs
Published: March 4, 2013

CRIME BRIEFS

EDMOND

Man arrested after church threats

An Edmond man was arrested Monday morning after he walked into First Presbyterian Church, 1001 S Rankin, and made threats to kill the employees, police said. Michael Seockjin Moon, 18, was found at the Edmond Racquet Club, 425 Lilac Drive, about an hour later, police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe said. He was arrested on a felony assault complaint. Before going to the church, Moon went to Edmond Memorial High School about 7:20 a.m. and asked to speak to a former teacher but was turned away because he did not have an appointment, school district spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp said. Moon left the building without incident, but the school's police resource officer was alerted because of his demeanor, she said. Edmond's Central Middle School, 500 E Ninth St., was on lockdown while police searched for the suspect. Moon was a student in the Edmond Public Schools from August 2005 through August 2012, and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School last spring, Parks-Schlepp said.

DIANA BALDWIN, STAFF WRITER

OKLAHOMA CITY

Threats against DHS bring charges

A 39-year-old man accused of threatening to blow up the Department of Human Services was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with making a threat, court records show. According to a probable cause affidavit, Darren Maurice Mills, 39, of Oklahoma City, became angry during a Jan. 31 phone conversation with a DHS employee and threatened to shoot employees. Mills also made the statement “I'm gonna blow DHS up (expletive)!” police reported. Mills became upset while talking to the worker about child support payments that were being taken from his income involuntarily, the affidavit states.

TIM WILLERT, STAFF WRITER

Police identify stabbing victim

Police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing Saturday as Raheem Murphy, 21, of Muskogee. Officers were called to The Office Drinks and Nosh, 5929 N May Ave., about 1:30 a.m. in reference to a large disturbance and possible stabbing. They found Murphy outside the bar. He was taken to a hospital where he died. No arrests have been made and no suspects named. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MOORE

Student, 12, arrested with loaded gun

A 12-year-old Moore elementary school student was arrested by Oklahoma City police Monday after he brought a loaded handgun to school, police said. Tanner Ray Jones, a sixth-grader at Sky Ranch Elementary, 9501 S Western Ave., was arrested about 9:45 a.m. on a felony complaint of possession of a firearm on school grounds, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. He was taken to the Cleveland County jail. Sky Ranch is in the Moore School District but is within Oklahoma City limits. Nelson said the gun, which apparently belonged to Jones' grandfather, was a .45-caliber and was loaded with a full clip. Moore school officials released a statement Monday confirming the arrest. Nelson said Jones showed the gun to several other students in one of the school's restrooms, and one of the students told a school staff member. Nelson said he does not think anyone was threatened, and police don't know whether Jones intended to use the weapon.

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