Purcell man enters
plea in sister's death
A Purcell man scheduled to stand trial next week on charges he injected his 16-year-old sister with a fatal dose of methamphetamine entered a blind plea to a second-degree murder charge Friday in Oklahoma County District Court, First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland said. Chance Alan Wilson, 29, was charged with first-degree murder after Saleda Wilson was found clothed and dead July 7, 2012, in the bathtub of a house in the 1400 block of N Court. A witness testified at a preliminary hearing that he saw Chance Wilson inject her with meth twice the day she died. The state medical examiner determined that Saleda Wilson died of methamphetamine toxicity. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 6.
Lynn man arrested
in theft of cattle
A Pontotoc County man fleeing from authorities was taken into custody in connection with the theft of 99 head of cattle, according to a statement released Friday by the state Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. David Lynn Wallace, 48, of Lynn, is being held on $500,000 bail on 43 counts of larceny of a domestic animal, the Pontotoc County district attorney's office confirmed. Charges haven't been filed yet, a clerk said. Agents with the department were searching the Coalgate area Thursday for Larry G. “Snag” Smith Jr., 48, of Finley, on charges of cattle theft. During the manhunt, agents noticed Wallace speed away. The high-speed pursuit lasted about six miles, the release stated. The cattle belonged to Jet McCoy and are believed to have been missing from his ranch since the first week of October, the release stated. Smith remains at large.
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Suspect pleads no contest in shooting deaths
An Oklahoma man has pleaded no contest to three counts of first-degree murder for two separate shootings in southern Oklahoma. Joshua Scott entered the plea Wednesday for the 2012 shooting deaths of Chad Wayne Page and Ashleigh Lindsey, who was pregnant. Authorities say Scott fatally shot Page, who was the ex-boyfriend of Scott's mother. Afterward, according to authorities, Scott picked up Joshua Mahaffey and went to Lindsey's home. Authorities say Mahaffey shot Lindsey, then killed himself. Lindsey died at a hospital and her fetus did not survive. Mahaffey was Lindsey's ex-boyfriend, and her family says she was about to enter a domestic violence shelter before her death. Scott entered a blind plea, meaning he had no deal with prosecutors. Sentencing is set for Dec. 11.