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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in man's death

Homicide detectives are looking for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man Wednesday at a southwest Oklahoma City apartment complex. An arrest warrant was filed Friday in Oklahoma County District Court for Althalis “Thay” Curry, 36. Police found Marquise Kyhief Callender, 22, dead inside an apartment at 1714 Pettee Ave. in the Will Rogers Courts public housing complex. Detectives were told Curry shot the victim and left the scene.

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Man charged

in robbery

An Oklahoma City man arrested after a bank robbery Thursday was charged with the crime Friday, federal authorities said. Joshua Antonio McClendon, 27, is charged with robbing First Fidelity Bank, 700 SW 29, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. McClendon entered the bank about 4:20 p.m. Thursday armed with a pistol, jumped behind the counter, put cash into a bag and fled on foot, according to the complaint. A child pointed an Oklahoma City police officer in the direction of a detached garage at SW 28 and Olie Avenue. The officer arrested McClendon after a brief chase, according to the complaint. Investigators found a black air-soft pellet gun and the money from the robbery inside the garage. McClendon pleaded guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2010 and to possession of an offensive weapon while committing a felony in 2008.

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