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Man is arrested in beating death of south Oklahoma City man

Oklahoma City police have made an arrest in an August home invasion homicide. A man was fatally beaten in August. A second man is still sought.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm •  Published: February 8, 2013

An arrest has been made in the beating death of a man during an August home invasion, Oklahoma City police said Friday.

Tony Overton, 46, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service about 6:30 p.m. Thursday on complaints of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree burglary. He was booked into the Oklahoma County jail.

Ricky Wallice, 55, was fatally beaten Aug. 29, when two men broke into his residence at 1809 SW 19.

Police are looking for the second man, who is described as black, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 145 pounds. He wore a do-rag on his head, a dark bandanna, blue T-shirt and black jeans.

Two men were seen riding bicycles north on Westwood from SW 19 after the beating, police reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oklahoma City homicide tip line at 297-1200.

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