FBI ARRESTS 3 IN BANK HOLDUP
Authorities arrested a Lawton bank branch manager and two Stillwater men in connection with a robbery at the bank, the FBI said. A man wearing a mask went into City National Bank, 4510 SE Lee Blvd., on Tuesday and gave a note demanding money to the manager, Todd Vincent Rudisill, 22, of Lawton, the FBI said. A tipster told the FBI that Tyson Charles Martin, 19, and Bryan Ross Benton, 23, both of Stillwater, were involved, and an investigation indicated Rudisill was involved, the FBI said. All three are in federal custody.
JAIL DEATH SUIT HEADS TO COURT
A wrongful-death lawsuit naming a handful of governmental agencies and health care providers has been moved to federal court in Oklahoma City. A representative of Larry F. Morgan’s estate sued Oklahoma County and Sheriff John Whetsel in January, alleging negligence, wrongful death and violation of constitutional rights. The lawsuit also names the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the company that provides health care to inmates at the county jail. Morgan, 44, died in November 2006 after he was assaulted by an inmate at the jail.
DHS WORKER PLEADS GUILTY
A longtime Department of Human Services employee pleaded guilty Wednesday for wrongdoing in a political campaign involving Kiamichi Technology Center. Barbette Estelle Hull, 46, of Poteau will be on probation for a year for conspiracy. Hull faced 13 felony counts of lying to the state grand jury but reached a deal with prosecutors. Under the deal, she must testify at the conspiracy trial of Davey Joe Sutton, former director of the center’s Poteau campus.
MAN IS INJURED IN CITY SHOOTING
An unidentified man was shot outside his Oklahoma City residence about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and robbed of about $800, police Lt.