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Oklahoma crime briefs, March 8

Oklahoma crime briefs, March 8
Modified: March 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm •  Published: March 8, 2013

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Oklahoma City

Rifles found

in search

Police investigators recovered two rifles and a tax form from the home of a suspect in the shooting death of former Grant High School basketball player Anthony Hartfield Jr., court papers filed Thursday revealed. Deandre Smith, 22, Nicco Lemar Price, 24, and Tywane Marquis Sellars, 23, were arrested March 1 on murder complaints. Smith and Sellars are being held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail. Bail was set at $184,000 for Price. Hartfield was shot to death about 3:20 a.m. Jan. 14 inside his father's home at 1215 NE 46 in what authorities called a robbery gone wrong. Oklahoma City police detectives, serving a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Meyers Place, recovered an Interarms assault rifle, a Hiawatha rifle and a W-2 form for Sellars, court papers show.



Ex-officer acquitted in assault

A Washington County jury has acquitted a former Bartlesville police officer accused of assaulting a handcuffed hospital patient. Jurors deliberated for about an hour Wednesday before finding Stacy Charles Neafus not guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery. Prosecutors accused Neafus of using excessive force on a combative patient at Jane Phillips Medical Center. Authorities allege Neafus bent the patient across the back of the chair while the patient was handcuffed. Neafus' attorney, Shannon McMurray, told jurors that Neafus acted appropriately in a frustrating situation. Former Bartlesville officer Sonya Worthington was found guilty of assault last October involving the same incident. She was fined $1,000.



Two injured in fight over gun

Police say two people were injured in a double shooting at a Tulsa retirement community. The shootings were reported about 5 a.m. Thursday at the Shadybrook Retirement Community. Police say a man was shot in the abdomen. According to police, the victim then gained control of the gun and shot the other man in the arm. Tulsa police Sgt. Chris Moudy said investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the altercation. Firefighters at the scene say the victims were two men in their 30s who had been visiting a resident. Authorities say the men were awake and responsive when emergency crews arrived.

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