Oklahoma crime briefs for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Oklahoma crime briefs for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Published: February 1, 2013

ADAM KEMP, STAFF WRITER

Police release video of robbery

Police are looking for a man who scuffled with store employees after stealing cash from the store's register. A surveillance camera captured the incident about 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dollar General at 2905 SW 74. The video shows the man waiting in line behind another customer at the store. When the clerk opened the register, the man leaned over the counter and started taking money from the drawer. The clerk shoved the man away and other employees in the store showed up to help. The man scuffled with three employees before running out of the store. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said anyone with information or who recognizes the man from the video can call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

BRYAN DEAN, STAFF WRITER

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

Attorneys seek to delay trial

The trial for a former Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing an Oklahoma couple in New Mexico has been reset. But attorneys for John McCluskey want it pushed back even further. They say the new date of July 22 will conflict with another federal case. The attorneys originally asked to reschedule the trial because of serious medical issues with McCluskey, which they haven't been disclosed. McCluskey is charged with carjacking and murder in the deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh. Their remains were found at an eastern New Mexico ranch. McCluskey was one of three people who authorities say escaped from a medium-security prison near Kingman, Ariz., in July 2010 and went on a multistate crime spree.

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