Man held in deaths of woman, boy
CALUMET — Law officers arrested a man in the suspicious deaths of a woman and a boy who were found dead in a house fire. The names of the victims have not been released. Dental records are needed to confirm their identities, state medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliott said. Firefighters said the victims were a mother and her son. Their bodies were discovered about 4:40 a.m. June 16 in a house fire at 108 N Flynn. Calumet police requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's help. Derek Don Posey, 30, was arrested by OSBI agents, federal agents and Tulsa police about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 4101 S 39th W Ave. in Tulsa, according to an OSBI news release. Posey was taken to the Canadian County jail in El Reno, where he was booked on two homicide complaints.
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Four arrested, pot seized
Four people from El Paso, Texas, were arrested and 162 pounds of marijuana was seized in a traffic stop on Interstate 35, the Oklahoma County sheriff reported Wednesday. About 8:15 p.m. Monday, a deputy assigned to a drug trafficking task force noticed a white Ford Excursion with Texas license plates straddle the road lines near I-35 and Hefner Road and pulled the driver over. Other law officers arrived and found three metal boxes inside the fuel tank with nine bundles of compressed marijuana weighing 162 pounds, according to a news release. Arrested on complaints of trafficking marijuana were Ismael Maldonado, 21, Ismael Ramirez, 20, Yannet Munoz, 20, and Janet Mejia, 19.
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Two held in looting case
NORMAN — Cleveland County deputies arrested two Chickasha men on suspicion of looting in the Newalla area that was struck by a tornado May 19. Scotty Young Ash, 34, and Johnny Dale Ash III, 23, were charged Wednesday in Cleveland County District Court with misdemeanor counts of disturbing a disaster scene. They are accused of taking about $500 worth of scrap metal from tornado victims' property. This brings the total of looting arrests to six in the past two weeks, sheriff's spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said. Deputies were alerted Tuesday to two men stealing scrap metal from Woodside Drive in Newalla, McCormick said. A deputy stopped two men in a pickup that had scrap metal in the back. The men admitted to taking the metal from a property without the owner's permission, McCormick said. They told the deputy they had been taking scrap metal from properties within the disaster area for the past seven days and they intended to sell it, McCormick said.
JANE GLENN CANNON, STAFF WRITER