Oklahoma crime briefs for Aug. 22, 2013

Oklahoma crime briefs
Published: August 21, 2013
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CRIME BRIEFS

OKLAHOMA CITY

Police arrest slaying suspect

Oklahoma City police gang investigators have arrested a man in the fatal shooting of Suave Stacker, 25. Stacker was shot about 11 a.m. Aug. 15 in the breezeway at the Hillcrest Green Apartments, 3209 SW 74. He was taken to OU Medical Center, where he died about 11 p.m. Gang investigators tracked suspect Michael Lee Smith, 27, to Northwest Expressway and W Wilshire Boulevard, where he was taken into custody Tuesday night during a traffic stop, Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. Smith was being held Wednesday at the Oklahoma County jail, a jail official said.

JULIANA KEEPING, STAFF WRITER

IDABEL

Woman pleads in horse rustling

A woman accused of a key role in the theft of five horses from Southern Arkansas University has changed her plea to guilty and is to be sentenced by a judge next month. Court records show Jaci Rae Jackson, 20, is to be sentenced Sept. 9 in McCurtain County District Court. Jackson faced charges in Arkansas and Oklahoma over the 2011 horse thefts from the Magnolia, Ark., campus. Four of the horses were found alive in Oklahoma and one had been killed there. Jackson's mother, Wendi Cox, was sentenced in March to 60 years in prison after a jury convicted her of theft in connection with the case.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

JACKSON, Miss.

Ex-senator accused of theft

The Mississippi state auditor says a former Oklahoma state senator is accused of embezzlement. A news release from state Auditor Stacey Pickering says Jay Paul Gumm, of Wiggins, Miss., was arrested last week for allegedly embezzling more than $24,000 from the Stone County Economic Development Partnership in Mississippi. Gumm, the former director of the partnership, is free on $20,000 bond. Gumm is a former Democrat state senator from Durant. He served eight years in the Oklahoma Senate before being defeated for re-election in 2010.

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