Police arrested two people and are looking for a third in connection with a string of armed robberies early Wednesday in northwest Oklahoma City. A man and a woman were arrested after police received five reports of people being robbed at gunpoint between midnight and 3 a.m. in the area of Hefner Road and Council Road, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. One victim said he was forced into a car and driven to an ATM. The man was not hurt. Police spotted the car and arrested one of two men who tried to run as an officer approached, Knight said. A woman who arrived on the scene also was arrested. Police identified the two suspects arrested as Nicco Price, 24, and Brittney Hamilton, 27.
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2-year-old recovering from burns
A 2-year-old girl is recovering from chemical burns reportedly suffered from her grandmother's meth lab, Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault said. Brenda Toniece Vann, 54, is jailed on complaints of child abuse and manufacturing methamphetamine, Chennault said. Her bail is set at $75,000. The toddler suffered burns on her side from her armpit to her diaper line, the undersheriff said. The girl now is in Cherokee Nation protective custody, he said. A search of the grandmother's residence yielded a meth lab, lab components and the shirt the toddler apparently had been wearing when she was burned, authorities said. Dog and cat feces littered the home, Chennault said. Vann has previous drug and larceny convictions in Cherokee County, records show.
RHETT MORGAN, TULSA WORLD
Charges against man dismissed
State charges filed against an Illinois man accused of plotting to destroy 48 Ottawa County churches with Molotov cocktails were dismissed Wednesday after he was taken into federal custody, District Attorney Eddie Wyant said. Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 24, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., had been held in the Ottawa County jail on possession of an explosive or incendiary device and violation of the Oklahoma Anti-Terrorism Act. Weiler is now facing federal charges, Wyant said. Telephone calls to the U.S. Marshals Service and the federal prosecutor's office were not immediately returned. Family members have said Weiler suffers from mental illness, and both of his parents suffered from drug use and committed suicide. He was deemed competent to stand trial in January.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN
Woman arrested in bomb threats
A Wagoner woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with two bomb threats this week. Jessica Dugger-Fry, 38, will be charged with two counts of threatening communications involving explosive devices, and assault and battery on a police officer, Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore said. Authorities said a call was made to the district attorney's office Monday concerning an explosive device in the courthouse. Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb technicians evacuated the building from about 9:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A second threat was made Wednesday in a call to the Muskogee Police Department. Moore said he will ask that a mental competency evaluation of Dugger-Fry be conducted.
SUSAN HYLTON, TULSA WORLD