• Death penalty sought in Lawton teen’s case

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    LAWTON — Prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty against a Lawton teenager accused of killing his father and 14-year-old brother. Comanche County Assistant District Attorney Mark Stoneman said Thursday that his office will file a bill of particulars seeking the death penalty against 18-year-old Thorsten Rushing. Prosecutors accuse Rushing of killing his father, Uwe Rushing, and his brother, Stefan. Prosecutors allege that Thorsten Rushing recruited four teenage classmates to help in the crime. A local newspaper reports Thorsten Rushing pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Thursday. Rushing’s attorney, Stephen Jones, said he may seek to delay Rushing’s trial, now set for the fall.

  • Teen charged in Lawton deaths bound over for trial

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    LAWTON — An 18-year-old man has been bound over for trial in connection with the killings of a Lawton man and his son. Timothy Delahoy waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was bound over for trial on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of accessory to murder. Delahoy is one of five teenagers charged in the Jan. 20 deaths of Uwe Rushing and his son, 14-year-old Stefan Rushing. Prosecutors allege that 18-year-old Thorsten Rushing killed his father and brother and was helped by four other teens. At a hearing last month, Rushing’s four co-defendants said they’ve reached plea agreements in exchange for their testimony, but that has not yet been formalized in court.

  • UPDATE: Oil tank battery explosion reported near Woodward, Oklahoma Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    An oil tank battery explosion has been reported near Woodward Wednesday. U.S. 270 is closed near Woodward.

  • Man is shot and killed in Lawton on Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Police are investigating Lawton’s seventh homicide of the year. A man was found dead in his driveway. He had several gunshot wounds.

  • Authorities investigate fatal officer-involved shooting in Beckham County

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A Beckham County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a Sayre man Thursday after the man hit him several times with an ax, authorities said.