Crime in brief
Norman police name man shot
NORMAN — 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.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Patrol catches slayings suspect
BEDFORD, Texas — 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.
2 OKC kids found near drug items
Investigators serving a search warrant on a residence in Oklahoma City found prescription pills, propane and butane canisters, lighters and drug paraphernalia within reach of a 4-year-old and a 10-month-old, court records show. Weston Guinn, 26, and Stephanie Barnes, 20, both of Oklahoma City, are accused of manufacturing fraudulent prescriptions and driver's licenses. They were arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County jail on multiple complaints, including child endangerment, possession of drugs and possession of forged driver's licenses. Barnes remained in custody Thursday; Guinn, also accused of distribution of forged prescriptions and gun possession after former conviction, is free on bail, a detention officer said. Agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control executed the search warrant Monday at 2805 N Redmond. Inside the residence they found Guinn and Barnes along with the two children. Guinn admitted selling Oxycodone, a high-powered pain reliever, and letting people store drugs and money at the residence, agents reported.
TIM WILLERT, STAFF WRITER
3 arrested in drug case in city
Three men were arrested on drug complaints after a short pursuit early Thursday in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department reports. About 12:15 a.m. a sheriff's deputy noticed a vehicle with a defective brake light and attempted to pull the driver over near the intersection of SE 59 and Shields Boulevard, according to a news release. The driver refused to stop and the deputy pursued the vehicle. Oklahoma City police officers assisted with the short pursuit, which ended at SE 58 and Byers Avenue. The deputy arrested the driver, Brandon Lakeith Gunn, 25, and passengers Martriel D. Jones, 27, and Devin Jamell Aughenbaugh, 20. They were booked into the Oklahoma County jail on multiple complaints, including possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Gunn's bail was set at $21,500. Jones' bail was set at $10,500. Aughenbaugh's bail was set at $31,500.
FROM STAFF REPORTS