Oklahoma crime briefs for May 3, 2013

Oklahoma crime briefs for May 3, 2013
Published: May 3, 2013
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Crime in brief

Norman police name man shot

Investigators have identified the man shot Wednesday by a Norman police officer. Richard Darwin Eaton, 44, of Norman, is in police custody at OU Medical Center, where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds, police Capt. Tom Easley said. A hospital spokesman said Thursday he couldn't release Eaton's condition. The police officer who shot Eaton is on administrative leave. Department policy prevents the release of the officer's name for 72 hours, Easley said. The shooting occurred about noon Wednesday after Eaton — carrying a knife — entered Wendy's restaurant, 1908 W Main St., and hit a woman in the face, Easley said. Eaton fled the restaurant and was crossing the parking lot at a nearby Sinclair gas station when a female police officer pulled into the lot and confronted him. “She ordered him to halt and drop the knife, but he continued to advance on her,” Easley said. She opened fire on him, striking him multiple times, he said.

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Patrol catches slayings suspect

A suspect in a northern Texas double slaying has been caught in Oklahoma and charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son. Bedford police Thursday announced Cedric Allen Ricks faces two murder counts plus an attempted murder charge in the wounding of the woman's 12-year-old son. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers late Wednesday arrested Ricks, 38, driving the victim's car on Interstate 35 near Wynnewood. He's in the Garvin County jail with bail set at $4.5 million. The stabbing victims were discovered hours earlier in an apartment in Bedford, about 10 miles northeast of Fort Worth. Police said Roxann Diana Sanchez, 30, and Anthony Reyes Figueroa were dead at the scene. Her older son was taken to a hospital. His name and details on his condition have not been released.

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