Oklahoma crime briefs for July 24, 2013

Oklahoma crime briefs for July 24, 2013
Published: July 24, 2013
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Edmond

Man accused

of fake story

A man accused of posing as a firefighter and asking for money said he lost everything in the Moore tornado, court records show. David Ross Rester, 24, was charged Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court with false personation of a public official, a misdemeanor. According to a probable cause affidavit, Rester cornered a woman in a parking lot May 24 and told her he was a firefighter who lost his “home, car and all of his belongings” in the Moore tornado. When the woman said she didn't have any cash, the defendant said he would wait while she went to the ATM, police reported. On May 27, the woman's boyfriend told police a man wearing no shirt or shoes approached him in the 100 block of Stonebridge claiming to be a firefighter who lost everything in the Moore tornado. The man asked for money and a ride to Tulsa, the affidavit states. Edmond police reported having previous contact with Rester, who has claimed to be a firefighter in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Choctaw.

TIM WILLERT, STAFF WRITER

Crescent

Woman

asphyxiated

A woman who was killed in what police called a staged home invasion robbery died of asphyxiation from a plastic bag that was placed over her head while her wrists and ankles were bound, according to an autopsy report released this week. Monica Schemm, 49, of Crescent, died June 12. Her husband, Mark Alan Schemm, 52, was arrested and is charged with killing his wife of more than 25 years. According to the autopsy report, the couple's son said Monica Schemm had begged her husband to kill her. She suffered a malignant brain tumor in 1991 and a severe fall in 2003 that left her brain damaged. The son called 911 on June 12 after returning to the home from work. Mark Schemm first told sheriff's deputies two men broke into the home, tied them up and put bags over their heads while they robbed the house. Schemm said he managed to bite a hole in the bag around his head. He later admitted killing his wife and staging the robbery, saying his wife begged him to kill her because she could not commit suicide, authorities said.


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