FBI searches for robbers
The FBI is searching for two black men following an armed robbery about 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at Bank of America, 3501 N MacArthur Blvd. The robbers pointed handguns at employees and customers. A teller gave the robbers an undisclosed amount of money and they fled west into the Summer Place apartment complex, the FBI reports. No one was injured in the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 290-7770.
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Death investigated as suspicious
The death of a 27-year-old Sayre man is being investigated as suspicious, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Jacob Trevathan was found dead inside a relative's apartment in the 500 block of N Fifth Street. Several other people were inside the apartment at the time of his death. Agents are conducting interviews and collecting evidence, according to a news release. The state medical examiner will determine cause and manner of death.
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4 arrested at meth lab
The distinctive smell given off from the manufacture of methamphetamine led McAlester authorities to a meth lab in an apartment across the street from the police station. Four people were arrested Monday after police were called about the fumes. Police said they found Jessica Ann Smith, 28, and Thomas Logan McElroy, 23, in the apartment with numerous items used to manufacture meth. An affidavit says two other people approached the apartment and McElroy shouted that it was a bad time to visit. Police said they found items for making meth with one of the people and arrested them both — Mitchell Ray Stripe, 32, and Vivian Corean Redd, 23. The suspects have a Feb. 22 court date.
Teen confesses to starting school fire
Authorities say a 17-year-old former student has confessed to starting a fire that damaged Okmulgee High School. Police Chief Joe Prentice says the former student broke into the school late Monday and started a fire. Prentice said water from the building's sprinkler system caused more damage than the flames. Officials don't have an estimate of the damages. Prentice says the former student confessed to starting the blaze. The teen's case has been turned over to the state's Office of Juvenile Affairs.