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Oklahoma crime briefs, March 20

Oklahoma crime briefs, March 20
Modified: March 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm •  Published: March 20, 2013

Man is charged after spanking twin 3-year-olds

A man accused of spanking twin 3-year-old boys left in his care is facing misdemeanor assault and battery charges, court papers show. Joshua Phillip Paquette, 25, of Midwest City, was charged Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court. His girlfriend, the children's mother, discovered bruising on their buttocks when she changed their diapers the morning after leaving them with Paquette, police reported in a probable cause affidavit. Paquette told police he was baby-sitting the twins while their mother went out for the night. He was arrested March 9, after he said he got angry and spanked the boys for climbing on a kitchen counter and getting into the cabinets, police reported.

TIM WILLERT, STAFF WRITER

Police search for robber of beauty supply store

Oklahoma City police have released surveillance video of an armed robbery at a beauty supply store that happened about 6:45 p.m. Friday at Sally's Beauty Supply, 7640 Northwest Expressway. Two employees were behind their cash registers when a black man produced a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and demanded money from the registers, according to the incident report released Tuesday. The employees told police the man had been inside the store at least three times before the robbery. The robber fled with cash from the registers and hair clippers, according to the report. He is described as about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, bald and with a salt and pepper beard. Anyone who has information about the robber can call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.

LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, STAFF WRITER

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