Oklahoma crime briefs for April 27, 2013

Murder suspect surrenders in Comanche County jail escape.
Modified: April 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm •  Published: April 27, 2013
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CRIME BRIEFS

LAWTON

Suspect

surrenders

Authorities say a murder suspect who's been on the run since a brazen escape from an Oklahoma jail with eight other inmates in 1999 has turned himself in. David Lee Kemp was the only inmate to elude capture after escaping the Comanche County jail on March 11, 1999. He was awaiting trial on two first-degree murder counts in the killings of his ex-wife and her boyfriend. Authorities say the inmates escaped after using a large barbecue fork to overpower a guard. Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley said Kemp, 43, was arrested early Friday. The FBI said Kemp was spotted in Las Vegas and may have visited Phoenix and Louisiana. FBI spokesman Rick Rains said Kemp turned himself in.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CORDELL

Officer accused

of sex crimes

A Cordell police officer was arrested Thursday on complaints of second-degree rape and forcible sodomy after investigators determined he had sex with a 15-year-old girl. An agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested Cordell officer Evan Garrett Riddle, 22, after interviewing him Thursday night at the Washita County sheriff's office. An OSBI spokeswoman said the agent determined Riddle had sex with the girl in the past five months. Riddle was being held in the Washita County jail on $250,000 bail.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

OKLAHOMA CITY

Porn, abuse

charges filed

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Midwest City man with 67 counts of child sexual abuse, manufacturing child pornography, possession of obscene materials and taking clandestine photographs, court records show. Randall Fletcher, 46, is accused of assaulting a 3-year-old girl and videotaping the acts. Investigators also seized hundreds of pornographic pictures and videos from Fletcher's residence, police reported.

TIM WILLERT, STAFF WRITER

Suspect hunted

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