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Oklahoma crime briefs for July 9, 2013

Armed robbery of Oklahoma City woman investigated.
Modified: July 8, 2013 at 6:36 pm •  Published: July 8, 2013

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Oklahoma City police are investigating a report that two men with handguns entered a woman's vehicle in northwest Oklahoma City and forced her to drive to her house in Bethany. Ashley Ann Choate, 23, told police her boyfriend, Terrell Lawayne Sherfield, 29, normally lived with her, but an argument caused him to move out. Choate went about 4:30 a.m. Saturday to try to speak with him, but another argument ensued, according to a police report released Monday. As she was leaving, a man walked up to her and pointed a handgun at her head, the report states. The robber told her, “Give me whatever you got,” took her phone and then entered the passenger seat, while another man holding a gun got in the back seat. The robbers had her drive to her house, unlock the front door and lie facedown on the living room couch while they ransacked the home. A woman arrived about 10 minutes into the robbery and helped the men, according to the report. The three robbers left the house with several items and told Choate that her boyfriend set her up to be robbed, she said to police. Sheffield has been arrested 11 times by Oklahoma City police, Capt. Dexter Nelson said. Allegations against him include possession of marijuana, trespassing, embezzlement and domestic violence.


Man arrested

in sex case

An Oklahoma City man was arrested after four children told his wife he made them shower together and inappropriately touch one another, according to a police report released Monday. Police and a case worker with the state Department of Human Services were called to investigate the allegations Saturday, the report states. Robert Allen Shirley, 53, was arrested on complaints of child molestation after authorities interviewed his wife and the children. Shirley was taken to the Oklahoma County jail, officials said.





Authorities have captured an inmate accused of escaping last week from a minimum-security prison in eastern Oklahoma. Le Flore County deputies captured Curtis Edward Gibson on Sunday in the unincorporated Summerfield area. Authorities found Gibson looking for food in a trash bin. Deputies say he was discovered missing during a head count July 1 at the Jim Hamilton Correctional Center. Gibson was serving time out of Oklahoma County on a conviction of failure to comply with sex offender registration.

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