Deaths under investigation
The deaths of two women, one who was found shot in the head, are under investigation, the Wagoner County sheriff reported Friday. The women were discovered by family members at separate locations Thursday, according to a news release. In the White Horn Cove area, Rose M. Teixeira, 82, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head. A loaded revolver was recovered at the scene, according to the release. Teixeira was last seen shortly before 1 p.m. by a neighbor who gave her a ride to the store. Her body was discovered by her daughter and son-in-law when they came home after a day on the lake. Vickie Lynn Hill, 53, was last seen when the family had dinner Wednesday. She lived on her parents' property in the Rocky Point area. Hill's father forced entry into her home when he was unable to make contact with her Thursday and found his daughter not breathing, the release states. The bodies of both women were taken to the state medical examiner's office.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Two charged with looting
Two more people have been charged with disturbing a disaster area, accused of looting in the Newalla area after the May 19 tornado. Cleveland County sheriff's deputies say this brings the total to eight arrests in the past three weeks. Nathan Lee Simpson, 23, Del City, and Ace William Morgan, 24, Norman, were charged with misdemeanors Friday after they were arrested Wednesday, Cleveland County District Court records show. According to a court affidavit, a sheriff's deputy spotted one of the men breaking down a satellite dish and loading it into a pickup and the other man removing scrap metal from a home. The deputy said the men admitted to being on the property without permission.
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Would-be intruder shot
Police say a woman shot and wounded a man during an attempted break-in at her home about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the woman first heard someone loudly knocking her door and the person didn't reply when she asked who it was. The suspect began kicking her door and then knocking on windows, which prompted the woman to go to her bedroom. When she saw the man followed and was at her bedroom window and trying to get in, the woman fired at him and he fled. Sgt. Henry Bryant said the man was caught when he sought hospital treatment of a gunshot wound to his left arm. After getting medical care, the man was arrested in connection with a burglary.