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Oklahoma briefs for March 23, 2013

Oklahoma briefs, March 23
Modified: March 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm •  Published: March 23, 2013
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Noble

Suspect in fire sought

Authorities are searching for a man suspected of starting a fire Thursday night. Jason Cannon, 32, who also goes by Jason Srejma, is considered to be armed and dangerous, according to a news release from the Cleveland County sheriff's office. Cannon is suspected of setting a fire to his home in the 6000 block of Mocella North. The fire caused significant damage, officials said. A warrant for his arrest was issued Friday afternoon. He is wanted on complaints of first-degree arson and malicious injury to property. Cannon may be in possession of multiple firearms and may be under the influence of illegal drugs, according to the news release. Anyone with information can call the sheriff's office at 701-8888 or the state fire marshal at 522-5005.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Oklahoma City

Death sought in slaying

Prosecutors said Friday they will seek the death penalty against a man accused of robbing and fatally shooting a man twice in the back of the head at close range while the victim's girlfriend and sister watched. Gerald Dwayne Jackson, 22, of Oklahoma City, and another man are accused of killing Christopher Trevino, 25, on Jan. 15 at his home in the 7900 block of S McKinley. Prosecutors allege Jackson and Joshua Odith Johnson, 23, tied up Trevino, his girlfriend and sister during the robbery. Trevino's girlfriend identified Jackson as the shooter at his preliminary hearing and said she watched him take between $15,000 and $20,000 from the victim and kill him. Prosecutors, in a bill of particulars filed Friday in Oklahoma County District Court, said the crime “was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel,” and Jackson should be punished by death if convicted of first-degree murder.

TIM WILLERT

STAFF WRITER